It's a 300-ton unmanned boat. Do you have any concept of how small
a 300-ton boat is? They are not firing hypersonic missiles from those dinky cells on that tiny boat.
For reference, here's a 400
-ton patrol boat:
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Yes thanks, I understand your point but I don’t think you don’t understand mine, or we have a disagreement regarding size probably.
First, my assumptions are that the canisters go down to the bottom of the hull, and that the canister length is 5x the UAV height, which I estimate to be 1.6m in height, giving a vertical space of 8m to fit a 7m UVLS system.
We have an unmanned USV, the placard in front of it calls it an unmanned combat surface vessel, not a patrol boat.
It has VLS cells, 8 are fitted but there is clearly space for 24. Judging by the size of the other kit on the model I estimate the VLS are 7m UVLS canisters
We know UVLS can fire hypersonics, so it is reasonable to conclude that these same canisters can also fire them, for example YJ-21 or 555.
There are also quite big flat panel radars, maybe S band and X band, these could be GaN and be able to support anti-air area defense.
It’s electricaly powered and fast, and has torpedos, and it has a huge flight deck that can support something thrice the size of what is displayed on the model, so it’s a hell of an ASW asset.
It is no doubt made from composite material which is light and stealthy and probably good against mines too.
It’s unmanned which makes it great for patrolling and picket duty, but it’s a bit of a disservice to call this beauty a patrol boat, it’s an USCV.
All this hinges on the actual size of those VLS canisters, and if they are infact UVLS or not.