Is it a ship? Or is it some kind of plane? Actually it's neither of them, or what I can say, the hybrid of them. It can fly very low above the surface of water or ground, which gives the aircraft some kind of ground effect to lift it up. But if necessary, you can also fly it like an air plane. Its main mission is to attack targets with cruise missiles. But the disadvantage is also very obvious, it has only 2 CIWSs as its secondary defense weapon.