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Project director of the New Gallery, Matthew Sheldon, left, and curator Richard Noyce with the SeaFox underwater vehicle

Project director of the New Gallery, Matthew Sheldon, left, and curator Richard Noyce with the SeaFox underwater vehicle

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IT looks like something from a James Bond movie.

But this bright orange device is at the forefront of the Royal Navy’s mission to make our oceans safe for trading ships and is being used regularly in the Gulf.

The SeaFox is a remotely-operated underwater vehicle which can neutralise mines.

Mark Merrifield, managing director of Ultra Electronics Sonar Systems, which makes the SeaFox, presented a model of the device to the National Museum of the Royal Navy in Portsmouth. It will go on display in 2014 once the £4.5m revamp of the museum is complete.

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