Bob the Bluebottle & maritime defence

Bob the Bluebottle

It’s small, bright blue and named after an unwelcome visitor to our beaches but the experts say the Bluebottle will take the dull, dirty and dangerous work out of defending Australia. 

The high-tech unmanned aquatic drone – dubbed Bob in honour of the late Australian larrikin prime minister Bob Hawke – can remain at sea for months monitoring anything from submarines and surface vessels to whales.

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