The Ghost fast stealthy attack boat from Juliet Marine, could be used as a kind of “attack helicopter of the sea.” Watch the video…
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Juliet Marine‘s Ghost 38-foot main hull is designed to travel above the water’s surface. The ship moves through the water by two narrow struts. Underwater, each strut is attached to a 62-foot-long tube that contains a 2,000HP gas turbine engine each.
While the Ghost is a surface vessel, the hydrodynamics of the twin submerged buoyant tubular foils are also a test bed for Juliet Marine’s next planned prototype, a long duration UUV. The Ghost is a revolutionary proprietary technology vessel platform that will assure force protection through stealth fighter/attack capabilities along with integrated situation awareness. These vessels would create a protective fleet perimeter, providing sensor and weapons platforms, allowing no surface or subsurface intrusions.
The Ghost is a combination of stealth fighter aircraft and attack helicopter technologies packaged in a marine platform. The awesome capabilities of Ghost are designed to provide a marine surface and subsurface platform for tracking and identification of multiple targets. Systems for integrating on-board weapons will be designed to be capable of multi-target firing solutions while Ghost operates at very high speed. These weapons integration systems will also allow for attacking several targets simultaneously with a variety of weapons systems options.
source Juliet Marine
Juliet Marine should not display their Drawing and Schematics of this new water craft.Now the Chinese and Russians will be able to copy that. Be careful guys! our neighbors in Eastern Europe and Asia are hacking and copying what the U.S. have.
There is nothing secret about this technology! Check the history of SWATH, surface piercing hydrofoils, and other advanced hull designs.