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From small arms ammunition to strategic air defence systems, Janes land equipment content is the world’s preeminent source of granular content on land platforms, weapons and systems. Equipment profiles cover development, status, specifications and descriptions of equipment at the variant level. 

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China's CSIC expands unmanned surface warfare portfolio with JARI USV

by Kelvin Wong

The state-owned China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC) revealed in a 21 August announcement on its official WeChat social media account that its 716 Research Institute – also known as the Jiangsu Automation Research Institute (JARI) – has launched a new catamaran-hulled multirole unmanned surface vessel (USV).

A full-scale, production-ready example of the USV was recently shown docked at an undisclosed facility. Developed by JARI and CSIC’s 702 Research Institute – China Ship Scientific Research Centre (CSRRC) – the platform has been marketed as the JARI Multipurpose Unmanned Combat Boat at domestic and international defence exhibitions for several years.

A scale model of the JARI multirole USV seen at the Airshow China 2018 exhibition in Zhuhai. It’s proposed surface, sub-surface, and anti-air weapons are clearly shown. (IHS Markit/Kelvin Wong)

A scale model of the JARI multirole USV seen at the Airshow China 2018 exhibition in Zhuhai. It’s proposed surface, sub-surface, and anti-air weapons are clearly shown. (IHS Markit/Kelvin Wong)

Both research institutes are based in the eastern Chinese province of Jiangsu with JARI located in the north-eastern Lianyugang city, while CSSRC is positioned in the southern city of Wuxi.

CSIC has already conducted what it claims to be extensive laboratory and at-sea trials of the JARI USV design and its associated equipment and software prior to the latest launch event. It had previously showcased a technology demonstrator at the Airshow China 2018 exhibition in Zhuhai.

According to company specifications, the JARI USV displaces approximately 20 tonnes, is 15 m long, 4.8 m wide, and has a 1.8 m draft. A waterjet propulsion system enables it to achieve a claimed sprint speed and maximum operating range of 42 kt and 500 n miles, respectively.

A JARI USV technology demonstrator was displayed at the Airshow China 2018 defence exhibition in Zhuhai. (IHS Markit/Kelvin Wong)

https://www.janes.com/defence-equipment-intelligence/chinas-csic-expands-unmanned-surface-warfare-portfolio-with-jari-usv/

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