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Swordfish-Class Unmanned Subhunter [MT; Kronoc Inc.]

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Kronos Inc. Swordfish-Class Unmanned Submarine Hunter
A New Generation of Naval Assassins. A Whole New Level Ahead of the Paradigm.

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Standard Anti-Submarine Version: $15,000,000
Anti-Surface Warfare Version: $18,000,000

The Swordfish-Class Unmanned Submarine Hunter is an unmanned surface vehicle (USV) built for anti-submarine operations, as well as, with modifications, anti-surface warfare. It is one of the first fully autonomous surface ships built by Kronos Inc., thereby minimizing the human factor against fighting submarines. Although originally designed exclusively for anti-submarine warfare, it can also be utilized for naval patrol missions against other surface ships, albeit to a limited degree.

Originally intended to hunt submarines on its own or accompany larger fleets in escorting them against submarine threats, the Swordfish-class features a number of revolutionary characteristics not often found in modern warships. Its design inspired by very slender vessels (VSV) used by infiltration units and modern commercial racing yachts, it features a trimaran design, with the main hull supported by two outriggers attached by two metal beams. Thanks to its trimaran design, it has a much shallower draft, wider beam and less surface area underwater compared to ships of the same size, thereby minimizing its vulnerability against an underwater counter-attack. Despite its short length of 22 meters, it is still capable of carrying up to four rocket-powered or conventional torpedoes. The anti-surface module, found in the anti-surface warfare variant, carries only half of the torpedoes in exchange for space for either two automatically-controlled 25 mm autocannon turrets or smaller VLS cells for up to sixteen AGM-114 Hellfire missiles.

The Swordfish-class is also revolutionary in its software - how it operates to fight submarines. Inspired by research done by killer whales on how such animals hunt their prey as a group, the Swordfish-class normally operates as a group of three or more; one or two usually gives a false alarm on where the attack might come from, while the remainder carry out the actual attack from another direction. Its operating system, while also carrying such whale-inspired algorithms, is in charge of moving the sub-hunter in speeds over 50 knots, communicating with the rest of the fleet if any and controlling the weapons aboard. In a way, it is the Swordfish's operating system that truly make it a 'naval assassin'.

Variants

  • Standard Anti-Submarine Variant: Original variant introduced to the Zhenian Navy around 2017.
  • Anti-Surface Warfare Variant: A derivative modified by adding surface warfare modules, at the expense of half the torpedoes the ship originally was capable of carrying.

Specifications

General Characteristics
  • Type: Trimaran
  • Length: 22 m
  • Beam: 12.2 m
  • Draft: 4.4 m
  • Displacement: 9.9 tons empty, 18.9 tons max
  • Crew: 0 (unmanned version)
  • Maximum Speed: 50+ knots (classified)
  • System: SNAV Unmanned Naval Combat System (UNCS)

Armament
  • Anti-Submarine Warfare: 4 x Torpedoes (conventional/rocket-powered)
  • Anti-Surface Warfare Mod: 2 x Torpedoes (conventional/rocket-powered) AND 16 x AGM-114 Hellfire VLS cells OR 2 x 25 mm autonomous turret
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