B-7 is an unmanned surface vehicle developed by Al Marakeb Boat Manufacturing in the UAE. The craft represents the first USV indigenously designed and manufactured in a Gulf Cooperation Council country. The B-7 was first unveiled in February 2015 at the International Defence Exhibition (Idex) in Abu Dhabi. The 7 meter long craft can achieve speeds of up to 40 knots and transmit live video to its controller. Possible missions include detecting and deterring maritime threats, search and recovery, towing sonars, and ocean floor mapping.
Images courtesy of Al Marakeb Boat Manufacturing.