To The Fore
A new weapon against Somali pirates is to be unveiled next month: Golf balls.
A British firm has developed the £15,000 Buccaneer Launcher System. Dubbed the “Somali Stinger”, it is a small cannon which uses compressed air to fire projectiles hundreds of yards across the sea.
Ships can fire a “shell” packed with golf balls which will travel up to 600 yards at up to 450mph across the sea and bombard the pirate craft.