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Remote-controlled military vehicle with bullet marks fished out of the Baltic Sea

Last night, December 20-21, fishermen from Jastarnia had an unusual catch. A remote-controlled military vehicle fell prey to their nets. The device, which bears bullet marks, belongs to the Royal Canadian Navy. Preliminary findings suggest that it may have been used as a surface target during naval manoeuvres. The device, which looks like a small
Published: December 21, 2017 - 15:58
Updated: July 22, 2023 - 16:13
Remote-controlled military vehicle with bullet marks fished out of the Baltic Sea

Last night, December 20-21, fishermen from Jastarnia had an unusual catch. A remote-controlled military vehicle fell prey to their nets. The device, which bears bullet marks, belongs to the Royal Canadian Navy. Preliminary findings suggest that it may have been used as a surface target during naval manoeuvres.

The device, which looks like a small motor boat, is a Humpback USV. The unmanned remotely operated vehicle was fished out of the Baltic Sea by the crew of the cutter JAS-61 and then transported to the port of Jastarnia.

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The hummpack is tagged (it has the side number 292), so finding the owner, the Royal Canadian Navy, and learning the story of its disappearance, should not be a major problem.

The devices are manufactured by Qinnetiq Target System, which operates in the UK and Canada, among other countries. Vehicles such as the Humpback USV are used as surface targets during training and exercises, and also as towing devices for larger targets. The damage suffered by the Humpback USV may indicate that it was sunk during manoeuvres.

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The press office of the 3rd Flotilla has been informed that the circumstances under which the vehicle ended up in Baltic waters are currently being established.

The most likely scenario is that the recovered Humpback USV was sunk during September’s exercises codenamed ‘Passex’. Troops from Norway, Portugal, Canada, Germany, the Netherlands and Poland took part in the manoeuvres.

Source: gospodarkamorska.pl Photo: targetsystems.qinetiq.com

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Editor-in-chief of the DIVERS24 portal and magazine. Responsible for obtaining, translating and developing content. He also supervises all publications. Achived his first diving certification – P1 CMAS, in 2000. Has a degree in journalism and social communication. In the diving industry since 2008.
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