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