LBI developed an Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV) Low Visibility Craft (LVC) for deploying unmanned underwater vehicles (UUV’s). This prototype design utilized the proven LVC deck shape above the chine but re-engineered the underside to enable it to transport, launch and recover UUVs and/or a Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV).
The Office of Naval Research (ONR) and Scripps Institution of Oceanography contracted with Legnos' expertise in the field to develop the Stingray and X-ray Underwater Gliders Prototypes.
In September 2013, LBI was awarded a 5 year contract to design and fabricate deep draft camel separators for the United States Navy.
LBI projects for ONR include the development of an Unmanned Surface Vessel LVC (Low Visibility Craft) for mine field mapping and ISR (Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) missions and the transport, launch and recovery of UUV’s.
LBI developed many of the components of the Navy’s Marine Mammal Program, the dolphin delivered Mark 87-88 mine neutralization system. LBI developed the prototypes and manufactured the Mark 87-88 system for the Navy.
SBIR (Small business Innovative Research) projects include the development of the AXIB for NOAA, an air deployable “Seasonal Ice Buoy” designed to survive the crushing forces of the ice through multiple freeze and thaw cycles in the Arctic and Antarctic Oceans.
LBI was contracted to produce an installed display of the NR-1 Submarine for the Naval Submarine Force Museum.