- Aug 14, 2009
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STILETTO ISR – The Next Generation Stiletto
M Ship Co. is in the process of developing the next generation Stiletto – STILETTO ISR (Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance) – which will focus on future warfare with extensive use of unmanned systems. It will offer easy launch, support and retrieval of unmanned vehicles.
The STILETTO ISR will expand operational range and defensive base, multiply ISR projection as USV mothership, and provide persistent and longer range visual inspection.
The STILETTO ISR will be equipped with the latest technology to enhance warfighters’ safety, and to achieve higher speed, smaller footprint, and larger range with more eyes in order to quickly respond for sea-lane security. It is designed to fit inside an amphibious assault ship (L-SHIP) for easy transportation anywhere in the world.
Significant Advantages Over Conventional Displacement or Planing Craft
“Wide & Shallow” M-hull® platforms offer significant advantages over “Long & Skinny” conventional displacement or planing crafts based on the U.S. military’s new littoral missions.
The revolutionary M-hull® technology provides open interior for modular multi mission capability, shallow draft with large payload and deck spaces, not to mention high speeds with smooth ride quality.
M Ship Co. has designed a family of such vessels to qualify for the full range of missions contemplated for operations in the littoral and coastal zone. They may be purchased by government and military agencies under a no-bid, sole-source acquisition contract.
Artist's impressions of Stiletto ISR.