San Diego-based naval designer M Ship Co., LLC, and Japanese shipbuilder Uemura Seisakusyo Co., Ltd., have partnered to introduce the Stiletto ISR (Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance), a composite intensive high-speed stealth ship and weapons platform, to the Japanese market.

The Stiletto ISR is a next generation high-speed military platform that will offer easy launch, support and retrieval of unmanned vehicles and will provide the facilities to command and control their operations. It is equipped with the latest defense technology to enhance the safety of warfighters. To achieve higher performance and decreased weight, the Stiletto ISR is built of carbon fiber.

The original prototype Stiletto was the largest composite vessel ever built for the U.S. government. It was delivered to the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) in 2006. The Stiletto, as well as its successor, the Stiletto ISR, incorporates the latest maritime technologies.

UEMURA clients include the Japan Ministry of Defense (MOD) and major defense companies such as Kawasaki and Mitsubishi. The company’s name is usually associated with the manufacturing of components for industrial and military turbines and engines.

[Times Union]