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Feb 23, 2020

Killer on patrol: China’s robot warship

Posted by in categories: military, robotics/AI

It’s cruising, at night, in the silky waters of the China Sea. And it only wants to kill you.

That’s the plan for China’s autonomous and deadly robot warship — a 20-ton, 15-meter, JARI USV that is much smaller than the People’s Liberation Army Navy’s manned Type −55 destroyer, but has all the same mission areas: anti-sub, anti-surface and anti-air, Defense News reported.

Developed by Chinese shipbuilder China Shipbuilding and Offshore International Company, it is an unmanned surface vessel that China wants to function essentially like the uninhabited baby brother of a US Arleigh Burke destroyer, the report said.

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