Russian shipbuilders to prepare their first crewless ship
The St. Petersburg-based Sredne-Nevskiy Shipyard will launch Russia's first ship with crewless navigation technology in 2020, according to reports of TASS news agency.
"We will make the hull while the construction will be completed in Sevastopol. Now work is underway to finally approve the project. I believe we will float it out next autumn and then carry out trials next year. We will partially hold trials here, then float it out and check it, after which we will transfer it [to Sevastopol] for completing its construction,” Shipyard CEO Vladimir Seredokho said to TASS.
The Pioneer-M crewless ship was designed by scientists of the Sevastopol State University. The crewless ship will be 25.7 meters long and 9 meters wide. It will be able to develop a speed of 10 knots and will displace 82 tonnes.
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