IMDEX 2019: Yunzhou Tech Unveils L80 USV Development

China’s Yunzhou Intelligence Technology (Yunzhou Tech), a Zhuhai-based company specialising in the design and manufacture of unmanned surface vehicles (USVs), has debuted a new armed USV development at the IMDEX 2019 maritime and defence exhibition held in Singapore from 14 to 16 May. The L80 USV is specifically designed for inland waterway...

China’s Yunzhou Intelligence Technology (Yunzhou Tech), a Zhuhai-based company specialising in the design and manufacture of unmanned surface vehicles (USVs), has debuted a new armed USV development at the IMDEX 2019 maritime and defence exhibition held in Singapore from 14 to 16 May.

The L80 USV is specifically designed for inland waterway operations and adopts a narrow aspect wave-piercing trimaran hullform measuring 12.12 long, 3.8 m wide, and 1.62 m tall, which makes the design the company’s largest yet. The USV’s hull is constructed from fibre-reinforced plastic that has been optimised to suppress wake generation, while its average draft of 0.45 m when fully loaded enables it to dock and manoeuvre close to riverbanks.

Source: www.janes.com