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Oz Uni' develops World's smallest autonomous submarine

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posted on Jul, 30 2004 @ 08:56 AM
"The Serafina is 40 centimetres (16") long, with five propellers and a plastic hull crammed with rechargeable batteries and circuitry. The craft is able to travel at a relatively fast underwater speed of one metre per second — equivalent to fast walking pace — but can also hover, tilt and right itself if overturned."

"Most importantly, the team have managed to refine the design so Serafina can be produced relatively cheaply — starting at around A$1,000 per basic unit. This raises the potential for large numbers of Serafinas to be deployed, travelling together in swarm formation, like a school of fish."

The military are going to love this unit.!

[edit on 30-7-2004 by sanctum]

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