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.
I’m not sure how new this is. See this link for a RV that has had this on it for years, maybe 10?
Impressive boat, but the way the ramp works does look different.
Danish Yacht’s shorter faster Protector design……
This is similar in many respects to the USCG Webber class WPCs. Same crew, same engines. Almost the same length. 2/3s the range. That would be a very tight helo deck, but would be useful for UAVs. Wish they had given the full load displacement which should be less than that of the Webber class.
I think these small flight decks really are just clear areas for winching. Still shows a lot can be done in a very small hull.
Specs say it is for operating a Bell-412 which is larger than the H-65s the CG normally operates off ships.
I meant more in practice. Yes I know that is a big helicopter.
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.