Stern Launch System Innovation

In order to diversify their product portfolio, and with this keep ahead of the competition, the company of Global Davit decided to collaborate with the Dutch company TBV Marine Systems, part of High-tech Solutions & Design B.V. This company is in the process of developing, manufacturing and implementing of stern Launch and Recovery Systems (L.A.R.S.) which can launch and recover the bigger Fast Rescue Crafts (FRCs). This system can be used in higher Sea States, so in waves up to 2.25 meters.

Photo: “The stern Launch and Recovery Systems (L.A.R.S.) can launch and recover the bigger Fast Rescue Crafts (FRCs). This system can be used in higher Sea States, so in waves up to 2.25 meters.”

Navy Recognition reports a innovation in stern launch system that has resulted from the cooperative effort of German company Global Davit GmbH and Dutch company TBV Marine Systems.

8 thoughts on “Stern Launch System Innovation

      • Agreed. When the 210s were built, the idea was that helos could use them as “lily pads” to extend their range by landing on the 210 and refueling. Helos were not expected to deploy with them aboard. This is probably closer to the concept for this design.

        The Webber class have an area forward of the bridge for Vertrep (helicopter replenishment). The Webber class could have pushed the bridge forward and put this clear area aft, but that would have meant that movement in the bridge would have been more lively. Where it is now is probably the most comfortable place.

        Still the Webbers don’t appear to have been designed with any thought to the use of UAVs and this will probably be important in the future.

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