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Euronaval 2012: Rafael unveils Protector variant

24th October 2012 - 14:40 GMT | by Beth Stevenson in Paris

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Rafael has displayed the 11m variant of its Protector USV for the first time at the Euronaval exhibition in Paris, France. 

The USV is operational with an undisclosed customer, and follows from the success of the 9m variant developed in 2004 that is on contract with several customers.

'Over this period since 2004 we've progressed into different variants,' a Rafael representative told Shephard

He explained that there are redundancy options on the platform, including a dual engine, double the electronics and double the control system. 

As well as the difference in size, this variant of the platform also includes

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Beth is a former senior reporter for Digital Battlespace and Unmanned Vehicles magazines. Beth graduated …

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