Safety is a key concern during the launch and recovery activities of USV's.
In rough seas, the recovery is hampered by the vertical change or heave of the respective vessels due to waves. The launch and recovery of USV's must be done in such a fashion so as to avoid damage to the off-board vessel as well as the host ship.
Providing the host ship the capability to refuel a fleet of USV without the need to bring them aboard the ship, enhances mission efficiency. Logistics support of Unmanned Surface Vehicles at sea is an ancillary but realistic operational and design concern for those involved in the development of both USV’s and potential host platforms
By providing multidisciplinary deployment capability during extreme maritime environments resulting in a safer and more efficient operation, maintenance, inspection and survey of offshore assets.
Unmanned marine operations aiming to make operations safer, more efficient, and greener.
One of the greatest dangers involved in the launch, recovery, and offboard refueling is the discovery by an enemy while the host vessel is vulnerable. Therefore, the launch, recovery, and refuel of unmanned surface vehicles are preferably arranged while the host vessel is underway.
RC-Dock allows a fast and safe launch recovery and refuel of unmanned surface vehicles, performed by various type of host vessels operating different hoisting means and equipment. All systems offered utilizes a minimum of deck space and can be disassembled to fit a 20 or 40 feet ISO container.
In littoral waters, secrecy and speed require the ability to launch, recover, and refuel while the host vessel is moving. Furthermore, special operations and reconnaissance launches typically occur at night and in rough seas. RC-Dock solutions enhance the survivability of the host vessel
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