Squid-shaped ‘Shard’ drone is an underwater bomb

An underwater drone which moves like a squid and can explode on command was one of the stranger weapons on display at a massive arms fair in London this week.

The device, named the Sea Hunting Autonomous Reconnaissance Drone (SHARD), is being marketed by the Australian arms manufacturer DefendTex.

It was one of many exhibits at the Defence Security Equipment International (DSEI) show, which is running this week in east London’s Docklands.

One was on display bobbing up and down in a tank, moving with its tentacle-like legs. Here is a video:

DefendTex staff told Business Insider that the drones are meant to float unassumingly in the sea, and are purposefully designed to look like squid as a type of camouflage.

The drones are meant to attach themselves to passing enemy vessels. They can then

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