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Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2007
Total Production: ?
Also Known As: Death Shark
Origin: Israel
Corporations: BAE Systems, Lockheed Martin and Rafael*   (*) lead contractor
Parent System: Protector
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2007
Total Production: ?
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Description: Protector is an Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV) developed by Rafael to perform force protection, anti-terror, and surveillance and reconnaissance missions around ports, reveries and coastal waterways. Remote-controlled and stealthy, the Protector is equipped with electro-optic (Toplite) sensors, search radar and a stabilized mini-Typhoon (MK 49 Mod 0) gun system. It has been successfully demonstrated in military operations in the Persian Gulf and Mediterranean Sea. Protector has been deployed by the Israel Defense Forces.

Basically, Protector is a high-speed boat with a propulsion system based on waterjets powered by diesel engine. The boat length varies from 9 to 11 meters. BAE Systems, Lockheed Martin and Rafael are teaming to offer the Protector for the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) and the US Coast Guard's Deepwater programs.

Protector Specifications

Crew: 0
Length: 11 meter (36.1 foot)
Main Gun Caliber: 12.7 millimeter
CEP: Circular Error Probable
Meters (m)   Kilometers (km)   Nautic Miles (nm)   Inch (in)   Yard (yd)   Foot (ft)   Millimeter (mm)
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Meters per Second (mps)   Kilometers per Hour (kph)   Knot (kt)   Miles per Hour (mph)
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Shaft-Horse-Power (shp)

Protector News

There are 2 news between
9 Mar 2017 and 10 Jan 2018
Wednesday, January 10, 2018US Navy Searching for Ways to Weaponize Fleet Unmanned Surface Vessel
Thursday, March 9, 2017Rafael Protector Unmanned Surface Vessel Successfully Test Fires Spike Missiles

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