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The Sea Fox is an aluminum rigid hull inflatable boat built by Northwind Marine and operated by the Naval Postgraduate School. The 17 foot craft features a variety of sensors and is operated via a 440 MHz command and control link. Sea Fox provides a remote, unmanned intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance capability to support missions including port security, riverine operations, and maritime interdiction operations.
In 2012, the Navy Research Laboratory's Spacecraft Engineering Department (SED) successfully demonstrated unmanned refueling of the Sea Fox USV in wave heights of up to three feet as part of the Rapid Autonomous Fuel Transfer (RAFT) project.