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Mission Bay Handling System

  • Latest generation handling technology.
  • Highly automated - requiring minimum manned involvement.
  • Fully bespoke to the requirements of the end user.

Automated Boat Launch and Recovery

Modern warships and coastguard cutters need to be flexible. They have to be able to handle multiple types of boats, weapons and containers through one mission bay and on both sides of the vessel. Vestdavit works with integrators and hangar specialists to provide total multi-role capability.

Enhancing Capability

Raiding boats, RIBs, AUV sonar systems, USVs, rescue craft – a modern warship or coastguard cutter has to deploy and recover all of these to cover multiple roles. But handling boats is no longer enough. A truly multi-role mission bay deploys the same lifting and carriage systems to load, discharge and move internally a wide range of weapons, ammunition and containers. Vestdavit can configure it's Mission Bay Handling System which can lift a wide range of boats and equipment and which are dimensioned to handle standard 20ft teu containers.


A truly multi-role mission bay will enable warships to swap roles quickly and to store and deploy a range of assets on either side of the vessel safely and quickly. Vestdavit’s experience working with door specialists, hangar equipment specialists and system integrators for navies, coastguards and seismic operators to deliver seamless boat and equipment launch and recovery, handling, internal transportation and storage is crucial to effective design and operation of a modern multi-role warship.

Maximising the Platform

Smaller warships have to do more today than ever. That puts pressure on space. Which is why Vestdavit focuses on making its systems compact and multi-functional. Vestdavit’s Mission Bay Handling System can stow, launch and retrieve multiple different RIBS, daughter boats and USVs in high seas from within a protected hangar, all the time maintaining a high degree of redundancy and occupying only a small amount of space itself.


Vestdavit's Mission Bay Handling System is a ‘tailored’ system and as such can fulfil the requirements of vessel operators in the following segments:

  • Military and Defence – Minehunting Vessels, Multi-Role Vessels and Mission Bay Equipped Vessels.
  • Offshore – Personnel Transfer Vessels, Cable Laying Vessels, Seismic Survey Vessels.
  • Cruise & Pleasure – Expeditionary Cruise Vessels, Large Yachts.
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