The multi-role LARS is developed directly from proven launch and recovery systems and is capable of handling a wide variety of submarine rescue vehicles.
JFD provides a unique multi-role LARS capable of handling a wide variety of submarine rescue vehicles, both tethered and free-swimming.
The reduction in mobilisation time, afforded by having a compatible, certified LARS, can considerably offset the transportation time associated with deploying a large fly-away system.
The provision of a submarine rescue mothership by a nation can provide mutual benefits; via a government to government agreement a nation can secure submarine rescue coverage, without the expense or complexity of operating a dedicated system. In exchange, NSRS (NATO Submarine Rescue System) and SRDRS (Submarine Rescue Diving and Re-compression System) can obtain low risk ‘gold standard’ pre-engineered MOSHIPs pre-positioned around the world, greatly reducing deployment risk and time.
The key to success is developing a fully integrated solution, minimising the amount of equipment which must be flown in during a deployment. The reduction in mobilisation time afforded by having a compatible certified LARS, can considerably offset the transportation time associated with deploying a large fly-away system.
JFD provides a unique ‘multi-role’ LARS, capable of handling a wide variety of submarine rescue vehicles, both tethered and free-swimming.
The multi-role LARS is developed directly from proven certified launch and recovery systems installed on Belos, Cheong Hae Jin and Swift Rescue, with interface adaptors enabling the operation of SRDRS and NSRS, as well as a wide variety of other submarine rescue vehicles, including the DSAR 500 class and LR5.
ROKS DSRV II
Key features of 'multi-role' LARS
- Operates with both free-swimming and tethered SRVs, NSRS, SRDRS and others
IACS certified for use with manned submersibles
Based on proven, in-service, certified equipment, approved by the relevant technical authorities within both the UK and US navies
Can provide full transfer under pressure to an onboard decompression system in conjunction with a dual use deck transfer lock (DTL) and trolley
Permanently installed, but transferable between vessels
- Optimised for reliability and maintainability
Safe working load
Operating sea state
|Max outboard angle||Design standards||
|35 tonnes||Sea state 5||7.9m (MOSHIP stern to SRV lift line)||48º||Lloyd’s Register American Bureau of Shipping||
Developed from proven, certified equipment multiple redundancies - Dual winch and power supply constant / variable tension emergency brake override
JFD is the leading integrator of submarine rescue systems into MOSHIPs. Recent projects have included:
- Delivery and integration of complete intervention and rescue payloads onto swift rescue - Singapore Navy
- Modifications to the Republic of Korea Navy’s Cheong Hae Jin to allow the operation, TUP and resupply of DSRV ROKS II
- Bespoke TUP, LARS and trolley modifications to enable the operation of NSRS and LR5 from the Swedish Navy’s HMS Belos