A near undetectable drone disguised as a manta ray will soon be deployed by the Royal Marines for surveillance of warships and submarines.
The 'Raydrive', a 1m by 1.25m underwater drone equipped with wings and 3D printed fins, will be used by British troops for military intelligence in the future.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
£100,000 has been provided by the British government for the device's development, as it was revealed the innovative surveillance gadget will be operable from the seabed or on the shore.
Benefitting from its silent fish-like propulsion, the drone will be near undetectable while snooping for information from vessels in the water.
The team behind the innovative new drone are Oxford-based Animal Dynamics - who specialise in the development of civilian and military drones that mimic wildlife.
A small version of the 'Raydrive' was proudly on display outside of the Ministry of Defence's new £5.7million Dorset base.
The 'Raydrive' is equipped with wings and 3D printed fins to help it glide on water, while its sensors can collect information as the drone remains virtually undetectable underwater
The manta ray-like device took three months to construct from scratch, and its military capabilities appear to be extremely promising.
There are several options for camera surveillance,