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Taiwan Develops Unmanned High-Speed Surface Attack Craft

Taiwan Develops Unmanned High-Speed Surface Attack Craft

Taiwan has unveiled an unmanned high-speed craft capable of attacking surface ships as a loitering munition. The vessel was developed by Jong Shyn Shipbuilding Group and does not exceed 20 tons in displacement. It has a length of 16.5 meters, a width of 3.8 meters, and a draft of one meter. It achieves a maximum speed of 30 knots and a standard range of 556 kilometres. The boat incorporates an advanced autonomous navigation system that does not rely on the GPS signal. 


This craft is suitable for multi-role missions. In addition to its role as a 'loitering munition ', it can be utilized in various scenarios, from patrolling to intelligence gathering. Its unique design includes a navigation radar of its own creation, panoramic cameras with a 360-degree view, and a high-resolution rotating all-round camera. The communications antenna is currently undergoing testing and integration. Moreover, multiple ships can work in unison, acting as a 'swarm' to carry out simultaneous attacks on multiple targets or perform a saturation attack. The vessel's operational evaluation is set to be completed by the end of 2025, with production slated to begin in 2026, promising a future of enhanced maritime security.

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