A Chinese high-tech company is building the world's first small-sized
unmanned cargo ship, demonstrating that China is taking the lead in the
unmanned surface vehicle industry.
On Wednesday, the Shenzhen-based Oceanalpha Co Ltd signed a
memorandum of understanding with Wuhan University of Technology, the
Chinese Classification Society and the Zhuhai municipal government to
start a project that will result in the small-sized unmanned surface
vehicle, or USV.
"It will be the first USV that is entirely domestically developed
with Chinese technology and guided by the Beidou navigation system,"
said Sun Feng, vice-president of CCS.