The ship of the future from China with a separate section for drones (3 photos)

Корабль будущего из Китая с отдельной секцией для беспилотников (3 фото)

The international defence industry exhibition IDEX in Dubai-2017, where weapons manufacturers from around the world present their latest achievements, the Chinese developers have presented a prototype of a new ship trimaran, which provides separation for helicopters, unmanned aerial and underwater vehicles. The ship is equipped with integrated electric propulsion.

Корабль будущего из Китая с отдельной секцией для беспилотников (3 фото)

Next year the Chinese company China Shipbuilding Trading Company will start construction of the first instance of ship-trimaran for the people’s liberation army (PLA). Vehicle parameters: length of about 142 meters, and weight up to 2450 tons. The planned speed of 65 km per hour (35 knots). On the armament of the ship is a 76 mm and 100 mm guns, missiles “sea-sea”, anti-submarine system and light system for melee.

Корабль будущего из Китая с отдельной секцией для беспилотников (3 фото)

Electric propulsion ship will be responsible for the operation of three water-jet engines. Hangars of the ship will be the location for the flying of unmanned drones, unmanned underwater robots and two helicopters. The purpose of the developed ship — the conduct of hostilities in the coastal area of China.

Source: popsci.com

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