South Korea has developed unmanned submarine can be equipped with weapons for defense (Figure)
Korea Development Global network of unmanned submarine
intern reporter Zhong Weidong reported, according to South Korea, “Central Daily” May 12 news, South Korea has developed an unmanned submarine, can be used to control the same as the day the ship sink to the bottom of the ship location and status. This submarine can avoid obstacles and carry out surveillance activities, but also the flexibility to use advanced weapons.
reported that the South Korean Ministry of Land and Marine said in a statement on May 11, has developed the “unmanned submarine for shallow water free” is a highly advanced equipment, which can separate in the water within 200 meters detection, the future will be used for commercial areas. This submarine diameter of 20 cm long and 1.58 m, weight 38 kg, can use its sensors to determine the location and in the water to move, speed up to 5-13 kilometers per hour. It does not need to connect the mother ship and the cable can run tasks in the ocean.
United States, Britain and Russia has no submarine as part of national development and are being sold. But these countries have refused to transfer technology, the Korean government since 2007 to promote its own development. Unmanned submarine equipped with a recently developed wireless communication technology in the water, can instantly transmit images of the sea.
unmanned submarine can be applied to future exploration of marine resources, water pollution investigation, precision topographic mapping, search for sunken objects and coastal sea harbor monitoring and so on. The technology used in the field of national defense and other related words, you can create a smart torpedoes. Korea Land Department in early June before receiving the transfer of technology applications and select successful bidders. Plans before the first half of 2011 for the exploration and development of deep seabed resources, and promote research and development study 6000 m water depth can be used free of deep-sea unmanned submarine.