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Zero Human Intervention via Automatic Grasping Operations (ZHIVAGO)

L3Harris Zhivago Lars small ship being lowered down into ocean

Features & Benefits

  • Fully-automatic launch and recovery with cable driven parallel robot technology
  • Autonomous grasp with target vehicle lift-point detection and tracking
  • Stabilization of vehicle swinging during deploy and lifting with compensation of the ship induced motions
  • One or two lifting points
  • Painter line option for launch and recovery of surface vehicles at speed
  • Step maneuver and manual override
  • Safe launch and recovery of marine vehicles in all weather conditions
  • One LARS of all marine vehicles
  • Rapid and effective launch and recovery
  • Reduced manning for operation (1 person for surveillance)
  • Compact installation for unmanned boat recovery
  • Applicable for mission bays with a wide range of loads


  • ZHIVAGO Data Sheet

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