China has tested the world's first unmanned landing craft, amphibious
Company Wuchang Shipbuilding Industry Group, a member of the Chinese shipbuilding corporation, has tested the first unmanned amphibious boats in the world that uses stealth technology and is designed for amphibious assault landings on the coast of the enemy. Robotic vessel, called Marine Lizard ( "Marine lizard") was constructed in Wuhan (central Hubei), and is a 12-meter trimaran, equipped with a diesel engine.
As indicated The Verge, referencing the Global Times, unmanned unobtrusive cutter amphibian capable of speeds to 50 knots in the water (92, 6 kilometers per hour), and 20 kilometers per hour on land movement through slides out of the bottom four tracked tracks. The maximum range of the maritime UAV is 1200 km. Armament vehicle is represented by two machine guns, and anti-starting system and anti-aircraft missiles.
"Sea Lizard" can be used as part of other unmanned systems, cooperate with aerial drones, as well as land and sea combat robotic machines. Amphibious boat can be controlled with the help of satellites. Moreover, it is able to work in fully autonomous mode, independently route planning and avoiding obstacles when driving by land using placed thereon BeiDou navigation satellite system.
According to the Chinese military experts, this ship is perfect for offensive operations after artillery and air strikes against defending enemy to suppress the remaining centers of resistance.
Marine Lizard, reportedly may come to adopt parts of coastal defense, discreetly placed at the far islands and stay there for up to eight months to fight in anticipation of the team. Do not rule out the possibility of supply of Chinese unmanned boat amphibious abroad.
Recall that not so long ago it was reported to hold China sea trials the ship, equipped with an electromagnetic cannon - railgun.
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