Rolls-Royce delivers USV/RHIB launch and recovery systems

Thursday, 17 January 2013

Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, has recently delivered two launch and recovery systems for unmanned surface vehicles (USV) and manned Rigid Hull Inflatable Boats (RHIBs) to an international navy.

These systems have been retrofitted aboard frigates and utilize a custom articulating davit with a telescopic boom.

Jeff Langsner, Managing Director – Rolls-Royce Naval Marine Canada (RRNMC) said: "This contract highlights Rolls-Royce is the supplier of choice for marine vehicle launch and recovery systems. Our customers recognize our ability to provide a high-quality product within cost and schedule constraints."

Operating from facilities in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia and Peterborough, Ontario, Rolls-Royce is an industry leader in the design and supply of specialized naval sensor handling systems, unmanned marine vehicle handling systems, specialized deck machinery, and advanced data collection systems including the Moving Vessel Profiler (MVP).

  1. Rolls-Royce is a world-leading provider of power systems and services for use on land, at sea and in the air, and has established a strong position in global markets - civil aerospace, defence aerospace, marine and energy.
  2. As a result of this strategy, Rolls-Royce has a broad customer base comprising more than 500 airlines, 4,000 corporate and utility aircraft and helicopter operators, 160 armed forces, more than 4,000 marine customers, including 70 navies, and energy customers in more than 80 countries.
  3. Annual underlying revenue was £11.3 billion in 2011, of which more than half came from the provision of services. The firm and announced order book stood at £60.1 billion at 30 June 2012, providing visibility of future levels of activity.
  4. Rolls-Royce employs over 40,000 people in offices, manufacturing and service facilities in over 50 countries. Over 11,000 of these employees are engineers.
  5. In 2011, Rolls-Royce invested £908 million on research and development, two thirds of which had the objective of further improving the environmental performance of its products, in particular reducing emissions.
  6. Rolls-Royce supports a global network of 28 University Technology Centres, which connect the company’s engineers with the forefront of scientific research.
  7. The Group has a strong commitment to apprentice and graduate recruitment and to further developing employee skills.
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