Unmanned drones go pirate hunting.
Meet the Piranha Predator Drone, an unmanned patrol boat soon to be giving loose bowels to pirates, terrorists, and drug smugglers everywhere. The 55-foot remote-controlled boat cruises at speeds of 40 knots (that’s 46 mph to you landlubbers) and can be armed with everything from Harpoon and Hellfire missiles to MK-54 torpedoes and a 7.62 stabilized machine gun. If you want one to patrol your backyard pond, the starting price is $2 million. Missiles are extra.
Made by Zyvex Marine, it has a range of more than 2,000 nautical miles. It’s the perfect surveillance tool: It can remain stationary for weeks at a time with no bathroom breaks (in fact, it doesn’t even have a head). Super lightweight, no matter how many bad guys it eats.