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ADEX 2017: A Sea Sword to slay the enemy

20th October 2017 - 01:10 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Seoul

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The Sea Sword is a USV being developed by LIG Nex1 in South Korea. A scale model of the second-generation type was exhibited at Seoul ADEX 2017, whereas the actual first-generation craft will appear at the Kormarine 2017 expo in Busan next week.

The company began working on the USV in 2015, and the first 8m-long prototype is currently undergoing testing with the Republic of Korea Navy (ROKN). It is being developed through a combination of government and company funds.

The Sea Sword can achieve speeds of 40kt, although 15-20kt is considered a cruising speed. At 15kt it can achieve

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Gordon Arthur was the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated …

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