To make this website work, we log user data. By using Shephard's online services, you agree to our Privacy Policy, including cookie policy.

Open menu Search

Chinese shipbuilder launches ‘combat-ready’ JARI USV

23rd August 2019 - 11:19 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Hong Kong


The No. 716 Research Institute of the China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC) launched a long-awaited USV on 21 August, according to an announcement on the agency’s official WeChat account. At that time, it was also declared to be ‘combat ready’.

This particular design, called the JARI USV Multipurpose Unmanned Combat Boat when previously marketed at overseas exhibitions, was jointly developed by the No. 716 and No. 702 Research Institutes of the CSIC.

The name ‘JARI’ stands for the Jiangsu Automation Research Institute. However, the location where the launch ceremony occurred was not disclosed.

Given that a prototype had previously been

Already have an account? Log in

Want to keep reading this article?

Read this Article

Get access to this article with a Free Basic Account

  • Original curated content, daily across air, land and naval domains
  • 2 free stories per week
  • Personalised news alerts
  • Daily and weekly newsletters
Create account

Unlimited Access

Access to all our premium news as a Premium News 365 Member. Corporate subscriptions available.

  • Original curated content, daily across air, land and naval domains
  • 14-day free trial (cancel at any time)
  • Unlimited access to all published premium news
Start your free trial
Gordon Arthur


Gordon Arthur

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

Read full bio

Share to