South Korea explores potential of clustered USVs
Hanwha Systems is involved in a KRW19 billion ($15.6 million) South Korean government project to develop a management system for clustered USVs by 2024, the company announced on 22 June.
The aim in the Agency for Defense Development-led programme is to deploy a number of AI-equipped USVs to patrol the South Korean coastline and interdict intruding forces.
Connected by wireless 4G/5G and Internet of Things networks, the USV cluster would also search for naval mines.
According to Hanwha, the USVs would also be able to contest hovercraft (LCAC) landings.
The company will establish demonstration platforms to test the USV cluster and related AI algorithms. ‘We will throw in all our effort. We will focus all our capabilities on contributing to the smart naval strategy that our navy is aiming for and making the clustered unmanned boat system a global technology," said Hanwha Systems CEO Kim Yeon-chul.
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