FRC/USV/RHIB Launch and Recovery System (LARS)

TBV's patented stern ramp Launch and Recovery System (LARS) has been developed in collaboration with the German company Global Davit GmbH.

Our patented innovation

The LARS is capable of launching and recovering RHIBs, FRCs, USVs with a length of over twelve meters, weighing over ten tons
safely and effectively. These procedures can be executed successfully in the toughest conditions and sea states. For each project, the system will be completely tailored to the craft it shall carry and the mother vessel to which it shall be applied. Moreover, the LARS will be specifically designed to answer all requirements from the client, the class and further regulations.

Operating description

The LARS uses a double frame construction, mounted at the stern slipway of the vessel. These frames consist out of the main frame and the landing frame with a buckling unit. The launching and recovering procedures are executed as follows: the landing frame lowers into the water and buckles horizontally; now the mission craft hooks itself into the landing frame, using the specially designed catch hook.

At this point, the landing frame will straighten back in line with the main frame, while the mainframe simultaneously pulls back into the vessel’s slipway. The movement of both frames is powered by one cylinder.

The system consists of:

Main frame
Landing frame
Buckling unit
Innovative wire rope system powered by one cylinder
Synchronisation cables
Hydraulic Power Unit (HPU)
Electronic main control box
Deck Control Panels
Specially designed catch hook to be assembled on the mission craft or buckling unit
Protective fenders and blocks assembled onto the landing frame
Hydraulic powered stern doors

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