Naval forces of the United States was laid in the draft budget for 2020 the purchase of two unmanned robotic vehicles.
The project is based on the achievements obtained by the military in the framework of another project Overlord (Overlord) submitted in 2017, but never implemented, says Defense News.
Development and construction will be carried out in the framework of the new project LUSV (Large Unmanned Surface Vessel, unmanned surface of a large ship). Project Overlord suggested the creation of medium and large surface robotic vehicles that could for a long time without maintenance and human intervention to operate at sea. New project LUSV complements these requirements are generators with a capacity of 75 kilowatts.
In total, the implementation of the project and the creation of two ships will spend $400 million, and by the end of 2025, the military can place an order for another eight ships-drones.
The development of ships will be conducted in two stages: the selection of proposals and selection of the most promising projects. Development of the second stage will be classified.
Recall that in 2019, the naval forces of Ukraine will have to adopt a few more copies of the “mosquito fleet”. Continuing the development of boats with anti-ship missiles.
New armored artillery boat “Gyurza-M” gains on tests in Odessa in the end of September 2017. They were built at the Kiev plant “Workshop on Fishing”.
In addition, the U.S. will give Ukraine another batch of Island boats.