"Blackfish is ideally suited for port and harbor security, and in particular for swimmer detection and the detection of other threats near critical assets" Jennifer Pickett told Gizmag (Image: QinetiQ North America)
"Blackfish" - 10-foot long military-use unmanned jet-ski (Image: QinetiQ North America)
"Blackfish" is a remote controlled US military jet-ski, that can see under water (Image: QinetiQ North America)
Currently being developed by defense contractor QinetiQ in collaboration with the U.S. Office of Naval Research (ONR), "Blackfish" is a robotic jet-ski designed specifically to patrol harbors and search for underwater intruders. The remote-controlled craft carries an array of sensors that allow it to "see" under water and can travel at speeds of 40 mph (64 km/h) as well as tracking at lower speeds than conventional jet-skis.
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