17 JULY 2021 – THE TIMES
Royal Marines will use an underwater drone disguised as a manta ray to snoop for Britain
An almost silent underwater drone disguised as a manta ray will be used by Royal Marines to spy on potential enemy warships and submarines.
The “Raydrive”, which has wings and 3D printed fins to help it glide through the water, is one of a number of autonomous systems being trialled as commandos prepare to use technology in more operations overseas.
The drone was developed by Oxford-based Animal Dynamics.
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