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D&S 2017: Marsun charts future USV course

8th November 2017 - 11:00 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Bangkok


Marsun, a private shipbuilder in Thailand, displayed a scale model of a concept for a second-generation 10m-long USV at Defense & Security 2017 in Bangkok.

The company has already successfully partnered with the Naval Research and Development Office of the Royal Thai Navy (RTN) to develop a 6m-long USV. This orange-coloured vessel, christened ROBAST (Riverine Operation Boat Autonomous Surface Technology), was on display at the same exhibition.

ROBAST, with a displacement of 850kg, has a top speed of 20kt and range of 100km. This research project can be optionally manned as well. That first project was completed in September after

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Gordon Arthur


Gordon Arthur

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

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