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March 30, 2015 9:41 pm

Israel Unveils New Unmanned ‘Sea Knight’ to Combat Gaza Marine Smugglers (VIDEO)

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The Israeli Navy has introduced a new, unmanned sea craft to prevent weapons from being smuggled into Gaza. PHOTO: Wikipedia.

Israel has introduced a new sea vessel, the “Sea Knight,” an unmanned seaborne craft that it intends to use to prevent dangerous weapon smuggling into Gaza by sea.

Eight months after Operation Protective Edge, Palestinian terror groups are escalating attempts to smuggle weapons into the Strip by sea. In response, Israel’s navy has stepped up its patrols of the coastal enclave, and introduced the Sea Knight to combat the problem.

Lt. Col. Liav, the commander of the southern detachment of Dabur patrol boats said of the Sea Knight that it is, “a vessel which can shoot, issue warnings, squirt water, conduct the most advanced types of surveillance, and all the while sailing without a human operator.”

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The Sea Knight is controlled by an operator on the beach, or on another vessel, and has even been used to search for divers trying to infiltrate Israel.

Just last month, the navy was able to foil an attempt to smuggle weapons into Gaza from Egypt by sea. The soldiers took control of the Palestinian fishing boat and arrested three smugglers. But a situation like that carries inherent dangers, requiring vessels to approach the suspicious boat. And this is where the Sea Knight comes in handy. Major Shlomi, a commander of a Sea Knight unit said, “think of it as a scout that collects information and can also respond [with force] if needed,” thus reducing the risk to soldiers’ lives.

The possibility of using the Sea Knight in other arenas is also being considered now, especially due to the fact that Hezbollah has begun upgrading its maritime capabilities.

Watch a video of the Sea Knight in action below:

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  • waltburn

    Whats the date

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  • Niyi

    i love israel

  • Niyi

    Long life to the jewish state

  • Jon Morgenstern

    Drones by Sea. Leave it to INF ! Y’asher Koach Chaiyalai Yam. And a new ICBM equipped U-Boat Sub from Germany too (7th in the INF.) WOW ! Be forewarned: In the Apocalyptic End of Days Game Jihadist types, one of the last Men standing will be an Israeli !

  • Ezra

    Congratulations to the Israeli Navy. Any piece of technology that has the potential of saving one soldier’s life, is worth every investment.

  • Jerry Rosenberg

    Being one of the few veterans left from Israels War of Independence,it never ceases to amaze me the accomplish-
    ments of the Israel Navy. I served as communication officer aboard the “Wedgewood”. I also served 5 years in the Canadian Navy during WW11. God speed and successful operations to all serving.
    Jerry Rosenberg

    • Jon Morgenstern

      Hi Jerry,

      Thanks very much for your service. Kadima Chayal !

      Jon

  • Wm, J, Levy

    GOOD

    • Marty

      bless you Jerry!

  • Monty Pogoda

    Amazing!Thank G-D we have brilliant idea men and women in the country.

  • We are producing similar types as well, It would be better to drop the Silver Marine the protectors , the shark and to concentrate on this the newest version of unmanned sea vehicle.

  • Howie Subnick

    Congrats to ISRAEL! You are so far ahead of the U.S. in military equipment, you make them look like they are still using a sling shot. Shalom and stay safe!

  • Carolyn Boro

    no video attached.

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