The Ministry of Defense is considering the possibility of purchasing unmanned marine boats for the Russian fleet, developed by KMZ holding. This was announced by KMZ Managing Director Mikhail Danilenko.
KMZ (Kingisepp Machine-Building Plant) proposed to the military department a series of universal maritime drones, created on a platform like “Visor”. The parties are currently negotiating, the military does not rule out the purchase of unmanned boats for the Russian Navy.
We are currently negotiating with the Ministry of Defense about the purchase “Aims”, we clarify the technical specifications, we are discussing its modifications depending on the interest of the military department- RIA Novosti quotes Danilenko as saying.
As previously reported, The unmanned boat developed by KMZ is universal and can be used to perform various tasks. It has a power reserve of 600 km at low speeds, As speed increases, cruising range decreases, but it is possible to accelerate the boat to 80 km / h. Weapons or other equipment, necessary for installation on a boat, chosen by the customer. In the attack version, the boat can carry a combat module with a heavy machine gun or light missiles.
It is also possible to make a marine kamikaze drone based on this boat.. To do this, you only need to reduce the body, The holding already has developments in this direction.
It can be simplified, that is, make it smaller, fill it with explosives and send it to the target. Its payload is now about 500 kilograms with very good maneuverability and seaworthiness. The body itself is made of fiberglass- added a KMZ representative.