Juliet Marine Systems (JMS) in Portsmouth, N.H., recently revealed to the public the next big product in naval warfare.
The GHOST watercraft is a small vessel that uses a combination of aircraft and boat technology to “fly” on the water using two buoyant tubular foils and a gas turbine. The ship is undetectable by enemy radar and is smaller, faster and more economical than any ship in the world.
It’s still unclear how the boat is able to propel itself and achieve over 900 times less hull friction than water. However, JMS has made it clear that the boat is using supercavitation techniques that surround the tubular foils with a bubble of gas to eliminate drag. JMS is currently working with an international defense company to develop a 150-foot version of the GHOST prototype.