Rolls-Royce company will create an unmanned warship
The name Rolls-Royce company often we associate with fabulously expensive cars for billionaires. The famous British manufacturer of cars, engines for ships and aircraft, and power equipment, founded in 1906, today has a capitalization of over 10 billion pounds. The company's management recently announced plans to create a unique unmanned vessel, equipped with the latest technology.
60-meter ship can accelerate to a top speed of 25 knots (46 km / h), swim at a time up to 3500 nautical miles and carry out essential (including military) missions lasting up to 100 days, including patrols, prosecution, monitoring, search of mines and so on. The propulsion system includes two generators Rolls-Royce MTU 4000 and provides vessel 4 megawatts of electricity. An array of solar panels able to feed the batteries for a long time. The vessel is equipped with a large number of advanced technologies, including artificial intelligence, a small army of drones, as well as an array of all sorts of sensors needed to guide the ship through space. The ship will be able to independently detect other vessels and, if required by the combat mission, to avoid encounters with them. Special equipment will allow the ship to detect even lurking in deep enemy submarines.
The creators of the future spacecraft sure unmanned vessel is unlikely to be able to replace the vessel under the control of people in the near future. But they may well be implemented in the navy, thereby seriously save on ship management, as well as reducing the risks associated with the human factor. As long as the ship is no longer known virtually nothing, but Rolls-Royce company promises to unveil more details in the coming months.