Taiwanese drone maker Leihu (8033.TW) has unveiled a new autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) aimed at boosting Taiwan’s defenses.
On Saturday, March 25, when President Tsai Ing-wen visited the Asia Drone Innovation and Application R&D Center in Chiayi County, Thunder Tiger executives introduced the prototype Seawolf 400 AUV combat system to President Tsai Ing-wen.
The Seawolf 400 is jointly developed by Leihu, Taiwan Innolux, the Ministry of National Defense, and the National Zhongshan Institute of Science and Technology.
The Seawolf 400 AUV is 4 meters long, weighs around 1,000 kilograms and is capable of maintaining a speed of 2 to 7 knots underwater for up to 10 hours. It is an asymmetric warfare combat system specifically designed to deal with the increasing engagement of PLA forces in and around the Taiwan Strait.
According to reports, including business timesPresident Tsai expressed support for the National Unmanned Air Force and its work to strengthen Taiwan’s asymmetrical combat capabilities.
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