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Showboating: Royal Navy test-drives new ‘Batman’ drone boat on Thames

Military officials tested out their new prototype high-speed drone boat on the River Thames in central London on Monday afternoon in a PR stunt ahead of a major exercise.

The Bladerunner speedboat passed under Tower Bridge and London Bridge to promote the Royal Navy’s Unmanned Warrior program, which draws in arms firms, academics and the military in an effort to find an edge in the field of naval combat.

The boat, which looks like something out of the Batman comic and film franchise, is just one example of a range of options being explored to serve the Royal Navy in the age of unmanned warfighting. – READ MORE

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