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DSEI 2023: Kongsberg Maritime unveils new Mission Bay Handling System

14th September 2023 - 12:35 GMT | by Leonid Nersisyan in London


Kongsberg's Mission Bay Handling System enables a ship to be re-equipped for different tasks without major modification. (Image: Kongsberg)

Kongsberg Maritime unveiled its new Mission Bay Handling System at DSEI 2023 and has signed a contract to supply Kamewa waterjets for 17 Jurmo-class landing craft for the Finnish Navy.

Kongsberg's new Mission Bay Handling System (MBHS), on display at DSEI 2023, consists of three main elements: a frame system, overhead crane and standalone cargo handling solutions.

The frame is a fully interchangeable rail system that is fixed to the deck above the mission bay, meaning in-sea assets such as small boats and UUVs are suspended from the rails and can be moved from storage. 

The overhead system has a standardised interface with the ship, which comprises the rails and a unit which is suspended from them and connects to range of tools. The handling attachments are interchangeable and can be swapped without

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Leonid Nersisyan


Leonid Nersisyan

Leonid Nersisyan is a defence analyst and research fellow at APRI Armenia. He is a …

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