Rolls-Royce is a leader in the global market of energy production and power plants and expensive reliable car, decided to try his hand in defense orders for the Royal Navy. Recently a report was published about the ongoing developments in order to create the unmanned ship for the Navy.
The newest ship will have 60 meters in length and can reach speeds of 25 knots (46.3 km/h). The cruising range of the ship will reach 3500 nm (6482 km), Autonomous navigation can last up to 100 days. Functional responsibilities of the modern unmanned spacecraft are limitless: from the guards and patrols to reconnaissance or delivery of the goods. The power plant of the ship — electric based on two diesel generators, Rolls-Royce MTU 4000 with a set of solar panels. On the ship will be installed energy storage for 3000 kWh. Built-in artificial intelligence of the ship will be able to control the energy consumption, effectively redistributing it in order to optimize consumption.
The ship will be equipped with various sensors for timely detection of enemy ships, and are not only on the surface, and floating under water. The ship will be based unmanned aerial vehicles, turning it thus into an analog mini-aircraft carrier for drones. In the Navy of Britain has shown great interest in the development of Rolls-Royce, but traditionally shut down all of the information concerning the armament and destination of the ship.