China has tested the world’s first unmanned landing craft, amphibious

The company Wuchang Shipbuilding Industry Group, a member of the Chinese shipbuilding Corporation, has tested the world’s first unmanned boats-amphibian that uses stealth technology and is intended for the amphibious assault landings on the coast of the enemy. Robotic vessel, called Marine Lizard (“Sea lizard”) was built in Wuhan (Central Hubei province) and is a 12-metre trimaran, equipped with a diesel engine.

As pointed out by The Verge, referencing the Global Times, an unmanned stealth boat amphibian capable of speeds of 50 knots on the water (92,6 km / h) and 20 kilometers per hour when driving on dry land using is pulled out of the bottom four crawler tracks. The maximum range of naval drones is 1200 km Armament apparatus is represented by two machine guns and a launcher system anti-ship and anti-aircraft missiles.

“Marine lizard” may be used in combination with other unmanned systems, cooperate with the air drones, as well as naval and land combat robotic machines. Management of the boat-amphibious vehicle can be carried out with the help of satellites. In addition, it is able to operate in a fully Autonomous mode, independently planning a route and avoiding obstacles when driving on land with posted navigation satellite system BeiDou.

According to Chinese military experts, this vessel is ideal for offensive operations, after artillery and air attacks on the defending enemy to suppress remaining pockets of resistance.

Marine Lizard, reportedly may come to adopt parts of coastal defense, secretly be placed on remote Islands and remain there up to eight months waiting for the command to fight. Not excluded the possibility of supplying the Chinese unmanned boats amphibious abroad.

We will remind that not so long ago it was reported about holding China sea test vehicle, equipped with an electromagnetic gun railgun.

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