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Singapore takes delivery of new USVs

2nd March 2021 - 00:23 GMT | by Chen Chuanren in Singapore

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Singapore's navy is looking to the future with far greater utilisation of unmanned technology.

The Republic of Singapore Navy will operationalise its first four maritime security (Marsec) USVs by the end of 2021 as the platform enters the final stages of sea trials. The Ministry of Defence has also stood up a new HQ Sense and Strike.

Measuring 16.9m long, a touch longer than the two mine countermeasure variants, the Marsec USV has a displacement of 30t and can make more than 25kt to interdict threats in open waters up to Sea State 3.

Controlled via SATCOM, the USV can operate further afield in Singaporean territorial waters and beyond the range of line-of-sight systems.

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Chen Chuanren is Shephard’s Singapore correspondent, covering primarily land and sea systems. He served in …

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