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Euronaval 2022: IAI from Israel showcases Katana USV.

| 2022

At the Euronaval 2022 exhibition, Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) is displaying the latest end-to-end naval solutions including the Katana Unmanned Surface Vessel (USV).

Russian Vyborg Shipyard laid the Purga ice class coastguard ship of project 23550 925 001 Katana Unmanned Surface Vessel on Euronaval 2022, France. (Picture source: Navy Recognition)

IAI's KATANA provides an unmanned solution for the entire range of homeland security and naval applications. The KATANA has a modular and flexible architecture that allows adaptation to the customer and mission requirements.

The KATANA Unmanned Surface Vessel (USV) system could be installed on different vessels that serve different missions. The different USVs are based on the same baseline architecture that provides autonomous navigation, mission planning and remote control.

On top of this baseline architecture, the USV system supports remote operation of payloads according to the specific mission profile. The system also includes Command & Control stations for remote operation.

The KATANA system supports dual-mode operations, meaning that the same vessel could be operated as a USV or as a manned platform with a simple and quick switch-over.

Using the KATANA USV, some missions could be executed remotely and without risk to own forces. Moreover, the dual-mode capability allows for efficient use of the same platform either as USV or as a manned vessel depending on the mission requirements.

It has a length of 11.90 meters, a width of 2.81 m, and a weight of 6,500 kg. The USV can reach a top speed of 60 knots and a cruising speed of 40 knots.

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