LNRD

Loading for Naval Resupply Deployment (LNRD) Phase II

The LNRD prototype is an all-in-one Mission Payload material handling system with  characteristics of a forklift, pallet jack, and overhead gantry crane combined into one system.

Robotic Research will design, build, and evaluate a fully functional prototype of the LNRD material handling system. This prototype will be an all-in-one Mission Payload material handling system with characteristics of a forklift, pallet jack, and overhead gantry crane combined into one system. It possesses unique characteristics that meet the Mission Payload movement requirements for use on both variants of the Navy’s Littoral Combat Ships. The LNRD system will solve the problem of the current cargo handling methods that require many different lifting and handling systems on a ship in order to move Mission Payloads.