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Old 12 August 2006, 00:24   #1
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Had a very interesting day to say the least
Was hired to act as a target / aggressor boat for BAE systems "Robotic RIB"
Today was practise day,but Monday we go for real and they mount the gun on the front
The idea is to display for the various armed forces to try to get interest in the project.
The boat is controlled remotely with the "helmsman" being there for safety reasons, as we were within a busy shipping channel.
Was a big change;instead of the Navy Patrol boats driving me away; they were all cruising by to check it out.
So looking forward to Monday!
Now they did say we wern't going to be using live ammo!
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Old 12 August 2006, 06:37   #2
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That must be fun, if a little scary
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Nice to see the Yanks using some British stuff then. Having said that I wonder if it's a good idea - how often do computers glitch or crash???

Stuff like this is getting cheaper all the time - you can build the control systems for a cruise missile for less than 10K now!!!
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Stuff like this is getting cheaper all the time - you can build the control systems for a cruise missile for less than 10K now!!!
You seem very knowledgeable Mr Cod is this your next project?
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A Cruise RIB

I think the Al Quaeda types have already beaten you to it, they already have guided boats packed with explosives and driven by an expendable guidance system don't they?
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Nice to see the Yanks using some British stuff then.
Who says any of it is British? Unless you mean Dal, of course......!!!

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Old 13 August 2006, 13:20   #7
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Hull made in South Africa/electronics & assemled in Israel .
Do you think they will want it back soon, given the problems over there
Now if I just replaced the gun with a camera,it would make a fun photography boat Just need to come up with $3m
Anyone lend me a few bob??
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BAe´s equipment on this rib most likely beeing from their Australian subsidary.

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...or any one of their US subsiduaries... or through LM.........
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Why would the armed forces use a remote controlled boat when they could use a plane?
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