Groton-based company to develop lightweight launch, recovery system for Navy’s underwater drones

19 Sep 2018

Maritime Industry

LBI Inc., a research, development, engineering and manufacturing company that specializes in marine and naval systems, has been awarded a $5.4 million contract to design and manufacture a launch and recovery system for unmanned underwater vehicles for the Navy.

The five-year contract is for a lightweight system to launch and recover UUVs from 11-meter rigid-hull inflatable boats used by Naval Special Warfare teams. The new 500-pound system will be made out of carbon fiber composite and will replace the current system, which weighs 2,000 pounds.

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