The world’s first fleet of unmanned remote-controlled stealth ships was developed in the capital city of the United Arab Emirates. Created by a ship building firm Al Seer Marine in association with Florida-based military robotics company 5G International, ECLIPSE is a 35-foot long vessel. Its price ranges from £260,000 ($407,810) up to £2m ($3.1m) and can glide through the water undetected by radar, can travel at speeds of up to 60mph.
Eclipse can travel up to 600 nautical miles over ten days without refueling which one of its uniqueness is. Added extra powered features are high powered fire hose, cannon that fires nets and a 50 caliber gun. The world’s first fleet of unmanned remote-controlled stealth boat can be used to combat against pirates and protect nuclear power facilities and other vital coastal assets.
According to the manufacturer firm, Eclipse is a one of a kind USV’s (unmanned surface vehicles). Many companies has prototypes but none so far made a whole fleet plus they use high cutting edge technology to carry out high speed chases and provide top level surveillance while at the same time operating totally undetected.
Eclipse vessels have radar reflective superstructure allowing them to scatter radar signals rather than bouncing them back. Operations as are not limited although unmanned as it can travel in shallow bodies of water neither on deep oceans and is barely affected by weather. The manufacturer believes that these boats will be at the forefront of the fight against piracy, and crucial to search and rescue missions around the world.
Al Seer Marine, the creator of Eclipse boat is part of the Royal Group of Companies, an Abu Dhabi-based conglomerate that also includes Hydra Properties, Profile Group and Reem Finance.