Robot Aircraft May Be Best Bet to Fight Pirates

Surveillance of the seas off Somalia can only be done by UAVs

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Over the past few months the popular image of pirates has morphed from drunken swashbuckler to Somali bandit. Raiders in the Gulf of Aden have brazenly taken on larger targets and more of them. Military missions haven’t yet succeeded in stemming piracy, but there may be a technological fix. 

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