Of all the threats naval vessels face when operating close to shore or in the harbor, swimmers, divers and small boats are among the most difficult to detect. The best methods of finding such threats—human divers and trained dolphins—can’t work nonstop, nor can they carry sufficient weapons to stop an attack. The Blackfish Unmanned Maritime Security Vehicle is built on a Yamaha WaveRunner chassis modified with robotic steering and control components. Options include an underwater camera, nonlethal acoustic “screamers,” and laser dazzlers that can blind a foe.
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