An 11-seat armored speed demon named Kronos is only one of HighLand System’s otherwordly designed vehicles. This hybrid submarine was inspired by the manta ray, featuring foldable wings and boasting 1,200 horsepower of propulsion!
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With a cutting-edge hydrodynamic design, the Kronos Submarine offers exceptional performance, outstanding efficiency, and much lower energy costs when submerged. Ten persons can be comfortably accommodated on board this hybrid watercraft, which is appropriate for commercial, rescue, and combat activities. The submarine has a unique hull design that substantially lowers fuel consumption, raises top speed, and offers improved stability.
As reported first by New Atlas, Kronos is intended for a combination of business, military, and, apparently, rescue activities. Its interior sports a harsh, largely windowless appearance that doesn’t appear to be focused on luxury.
This armored submarine will be just over 9 m (29.6 ft) long and weigh about 10,000 kg (22,000 lb). Its fat wings can fold upward and be towed on a trailer.
Once submerged, it can accommodate 10 passengers, including the driver. A diesel generator and a 1,200 horsepower, 2,400 Nm (1,770 lb-ft), waterjet propulsion system are combined in its hybrid powertrain.
It also has a maximum critical depth of 250 m (820 ft) and a working depth of 100 m (328 ft). Additionally, the submarine’s air supply can last for 36 hours.
But more interestingly, Kronos’ performance figures are outrageous. HighLand Systems claims it can go 50 km/h (31 mph) underwater or 80 km/h (50 mph) on top of the water.
It also has enough battery capacity for a 36-hour all-electric expedition, with its diesel generator adding another 18 hours, bringing its range to an outstanding 54 hours.
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When underwater, the Kronos Submarine’s future hydrodynamic design offers exceptional performance, outstanding efficiency, and a significant reduction in energy expenditures. This hybrid ship is appropriate for commercial, rescue, and combat activities and can easily fit 10 passengers. The submarine has a cutting-edge hull design that dramatically lowers fuel consumption, boosts top speed, and offers the highest level of stability.
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All About Highland Systems
HighLand Systems is a company that pulls all the stops for its uniquely-designed vehicles. It was founded by Ukrainians and is currently situated in the UAE and the UK.
The company describes itself as an R&D and project management horde that has gathered a group of engineering experts from the defense industry.
According to New Atlas, the company’s portfolio as a whole is equally insane. For example, they have the armored Buggy Hunter MK-200 and boisterous sci-fi like Phantom MPV.
Further information is provided in the company’s brochure, including information on large, supersonic stealth drones, a variety of small and medium-sized UAVs, unmanned ground robots for hazardous tasks, and many more.
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Written by Joaquin Victor Tacla
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