Our boat launch and recovery systems currently under development are innovative engineering designs directed towards optimizing deployment times and safety to the Navy's fleet. These new technologies will enable the Navy to rapidly launch and recover a variety of vessels. The two technologies currently under development focus on boats with a ramp and capture cradle strategy which will integrate with the Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF) and Expeditionary Sea Base (ESB) ships.
Recent Government sponsored R&D projects:
- NAVSEA SBIR (N15.2-102), Modular Boat Ramp to Launch and Retrieve Watercraft from Joint High Speed Vessel (JHSV), where ATR is developing a portable ramp based system to fast-tempo L&R small watercraft of up to 40 feet in length from the JHSV, now called Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF).
- ONR SBIR (N14.1-061), Sensing and Control Technology to Assist Vehicle Launch and Recovery, where ATR is developing a novel over-the-side launch and recovery (L&R) system both small surface craft and submersibles for use aboard the Afloat Forward Staging Base (AFSB), now called Expeditionary Sea Base (ESB).
Boat L&R from ESB Boat L&R from EFP