China Claims Inducting World’s 1st Unmanned Drone Carrier That Can Function Completely On Its Own
The Zhu Hai Yun, the first seaborne drone carrier in the world that can function independently, was delivered in China’s Zhuhai on January 12. The delivery comes almost eight months after the vessel was launched in May 2022.
After a year and a half of development, the Zhu Hai Yun finally arrived in its home port of Zhuhai Gaolan port in South China’s Guangdong Province. The Zhu Hai Yun is the first unmanned system scientific research ship with autonomous navigation and remote-control functions.
The fact that the unmanned carrier has a remote control means that it is capable of independent open-water navigation. It was constructed under the supervision of the Southern Marine Science and Engineering Guangdong Laboratory (Zhuhai) and has been awarded the first intelligent ship certificate by the China Classification Society (CCS).
As per plans, the ship is expected to conduct a scientific study on the ocean and make other observations, state-run Global Times reported. Further, the…