Saturday, September 20, 2008

Stiletto (60-ton, $6 million experimental vessel)

"Drug runners were stunned at their capture claiming it was like being chased by a UFO"... badass

The ship wasn't alien, however. It was an 80-foot, 60-ton, $6 million experimental vessel, built for the Defense Department, called the Stiletto. A Batman-esque, double-M-shaped hull allows Stiletto to operate in extremely shallow waters. A carbon fiber body let's the thing cruise at up to 60 knots. And a series of gigbit ethernet connections allows radars to drone-controllers to infrared sensors to be positioned anywhere throughout the ship.

Via Wired

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