ASV C-Target 9 boats delivered to South Korea
Autonomous Surface Vehicles (ASV) has delivered the first two of four C-Target 9 high speed marine target drones to South Korea under a programme with Korean company GigaRF. The target drones are being developed for testing and evaluating new weapon systems.
ASV has been working with GigaRF since early 2013 on the programme for the Agency of Defence Development (ADD). This delivery marks the completion of phase one of two. The first two boats carried out acceptance tests at ASV’s site in Portchester, UK, with GigaRF and ADD in attendance in October.
Construction of the phase two marine target drones is already underway and will be completed in early 2014.
ASV’s C-Target drones range from three to 13 metres, and are designed for training naval personnel to combat the threat of Fast Inshore Attack Craft (FIAC) and evaluating new weapon systems and doctrine. The drones, which can reach speeds of up to 60 knots, can be operated in both manned and unmanned modes and can be customised to meet requirements for visual, thermal and radar signature.
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