Israel Aerospace Industries unveils unmanned combat marine system
Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has unveiled an unmanned surface vessel (USV) combat marine system “Katana” for homeland security (HLS) applications. The Katana USV supports a wide range of applications for HLS and the protection of exclusive economic zones, including harbour security, patrol of shallow coastal and territorial waters, surface and electronic warfare and offshore platform protection (plus oil rigs, pipelines, and more).
A multifunction vessel, the Katana is compatible with IAI’s various systems and supports a totally integrated solution. This features unmanned capabilities which provide a response for the entire range of naval applications and revolutionises maritime operations.
Katana’s features include autonomous navigation, collision avoidance, advanced control system and more. The vessel is equipped with various payloads (including electro-optical), communication systems, radio (Line of Site, LOS, or NLOS), radar and weapon systems. The modular design of the systems allows for configurational and operational flexibility as well as for adaption to a variety of missions, customer requirements and needs.