Michael Fabey - Aviation Week
Other shipbuilding companies have also shown expertise in building small craft out of composites that are suitable for military operations. One of the most popular exhibits at the Navy League Sea-Air-Space Symposium and Exhibition in Washington last month was the Piranha carbon-composite unmanned surface vehicle from Zyvex Technologies of Columbus, Ohio. Measuring 53 ft., 8 in. long with an 11-ft., 7-in. beam, the boat has a draft of 2 ft., top speed of 45 kt. and a gyro system that keeps it steady in Sea State 6.