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An official familiar with the program says it takes about two months to get everything scheduled and because the program is funded directly through the Defense Secretary's office, Stiletto bypasses a lot of red tape normally associated with military programs.
"Everyone seems to focus on the hull form, and they miss the electronic keel," he said. "It's a fancy Ethernet, one gigabyte, that runs from the bow to the stern and allows plug-and-play capabilities. Whatever sensor you bring on board you can install it quickly. Say you bring on a camera. You can mount the camera in a few hours, then plug in your laptop and see what the camera is displaying. It doesn't care what software you're using, what your power supply needs are. It helps streamline the experimental process and facilitate the rapid testing of technologies."
Originally posted by Grey Magic Yes it is, and though it's an awesome boat indeed, the first time I saw that Sea Shadow in the James Bond movie I thought it was the coolest stealth thing since the SR-71 blackbird and I still think it is.