- ST Engineering has unveiled a new variant in its Vanguard series of modular naval ships
- The concept has been optimised for unmanned vehicle operations
The marine division of ST Engineering has unveiled the latest iteration of its Vanguard series of modular surface vessels.
Known as the Vanguard 130, the concept was introduced at the IMDEX 2019 marine and defence exhibition. It has been unveiled against the backdrop of requirements for a similar type of vessel from the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN).
The Vanguard 130 has optimised for unmanned vehicle operations, and features flushed doors on its port and starboards sides to support launch and recovery of remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) and autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs).