USVs to rule the waves?
Israeli unmanned boats deliver firepower on the high seas
Written by Arie Egozi
African states are increasingly confronted by maritime crime and insecurity. One way to address the security of a country’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ) could be unmanned surface vessels, which are being developed at a rapid pace, including by Israeli companies.
To protect the natural resources in the EEZ, which stretch 200 nautical miles from a country’s coastline, countries need almost constant presence in the open seas. One option is unmanned surface vehicles (USVs).
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Image via Rafael Advanced Defence Systems Ltd.