First Images Of American Black Sea-Style Maritime Attack Drone

Maritime Tactical Systems, Inc. (MARTAC), an innovator in Maritime Autonomous Surface Vessels (ASVs), is proud to unveil the latest product in our portfolio, the MUSKIE M18 (M18) ASV.  The M18 is an 18 foot (5.5m) low-cost, attritable system for use on one-way missions.  The M18 configuration is designed as a high-performance, monohull ASV capable of burst speeds of 50+ kts, open ocean cruising ranges up to 500 nautical miles, and a payload capacity up to 1000 pounds (450 kg).

Recently procured by the United States Department of Defense (DoD), the M18 was designed and developed from concept to empower operators to execute missions accommodating a variety of payloads, kinetics and kill systems in a low-cost platform that allows for broad acquisition and adoption of an asymmetric capability against conventional naval assets. M18s have MARTAC’s base autonomy stack where they can be operated by a remote operator or fully autonomously with operator intervention at any time during the mission. 


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