Gecko Robotics Expands Work with U.S. Navy to Include First Amphibious Assault Ship and Additional Destroyer

Expansion of work follows U.S. Navy Approval of Gecko’s Rapid Ultrasonic Gridding (RUG) procedure for Navy vessel structural integrity assessments


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Gecko's robots and software provide the decision advantage the Navy needs to help get ships out of dry dock and back into the fight.

PITTSBURGH--()--Gecko Robotics, a leader in helping the world’s most important institutions operate and maintain their physical assets, today announced that it has expanded its work with the United States Navy to include advanced robotic assessments of both the first amphibious assault ship and an additional Arleigh Burke Class destroyer. Gecko will utilize its wall-climbing robots and AI-powered software platform to build digital models of the vessels to increase the speed of maintenance cycles and reduce the time Navy vessels spend in dry dock. The expansion of work follows the approval of Gecko’s Rapid Ultrasonic Gridding (RUG) process by the U.S. Navy.

“We built Gecko Robotics to solve the hardest physical problems facing the world’s most important organizations,” said Jake Loosararian, CEO and Co-Founder of Gecko Robotics. “We are proud to have a mature technology that has been tested and approved by both Navy technical leaders and the sustainment officials charged with reducing the Navy’s maintenance backlog. The sailors of the U.S. Navy have a vital mission in an increasingly complicated geopolitical environment and Gecko stands with them to make sure they have the tools they need to do their jobs safely and effectively.”

Gecko’s combination of wall-climbing robots and software platform have shown impressive results with the Navy in partnership with the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) and the U.S. Naval Ship Repair Facility and Japan Regional Maintenance Center (SRF-JRMC). According to the Navy data, Gecko is significantly reducing the lead time and work hours associated with maintenance cycles while increasing the availability of data and finding defects missing through traditional methods. For example, for one Navy asset, traditional methods captured 100 data points while Gecko’s platform captured more than 4.2 million. Gecko’s products also reduced the lead time required for ship rudder inspection from 11 days to one.

Gecko Robotics has a proven track record across many industries including oil and gas, energy, manufacturing and defense. In November of 2022, Gecko was awarded a contract by the U.S. Air Force to help the $100 Billion Sentinel Program ensure the integrity of launch facilities. The company's technology has been used to inspect a wide range of assets, from tanks and dams to refineries and power plants.

Check out this video for more information on Gecko’s work with the United States Navy:

About Gecko Robotics

Gecko Robotics is focused on helping the world’s most important institutions protect their physical assets. Gecko’s robots capture data at previously unheard-of scale and fidelity, climbing pipelines, boilers, tanks, ship hulls, and much more in search of damage, no matter how subtle. Gecko’s software, in turn, enables human experts to contextualize that data and translate it into action. For more information about Gecko Robotics and its suite of products, please visit


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