Protector Unmanned Surface Vehicle

The Protector has a complete sensor, navigation and weapon suite, and can be remotely controlled from shore or by ships at sea. This is why it has proved to be invaluable on deployments. In the Northern Arabian Gulf, it has been used to conduct maritime security and interdiction operations, operated from our landing ships tank. The USV has also been deployed overseas in support of the SAF's peace support and counterpiracy operations.


Its short length, coupled with its capabilities, means that the Protector is an invaluable asset to maritime security operations.

9.5 metres

3.5 metres

4 tonnes


Fast and agile, the Protector cuts an impressive figure when it is deployed. 

In excess of 30 knots