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According To The First Sea Lord Underwater Drones Could Soon Defend Royal Navy Sea Graves From Robbers

According to the First Sea Lord, underwater drones could soon defend Royal Navy sea graves from robbers.
Illegal scrap metal salvagers have been plundering Second World War ships in recent years.
While the underwater graves are safeguarded by law, they are not protected by physical presence everywhere, according to Admiral Sir Tony Radakin, the Royal Navy’s commander.
Admiral Radakin and Defense Secretary Ben Wallace visited a US military forensic laboratory to work on identifying the remains of previous conflicts. He told The Daily Telegraph: ‘My hope would be that in the future…
We’ll be employing technology to cover specific war graves as well as these vast ocean protected zones.
A combination of surface and underwater drones will be used to cover enormous areas of the ocean.
The remains of the HMS Electra, HMS Exeter, and HMS Encounter, which sank off the coast of Indonesia in 1942, were discovered five years ago and were looted.
Almost 200 people died on the ships, which should have been preserved as war graves.
Admiral Radakin and Defense Secretary Ben Wallace visited a military forensic laboratory in the United States to work on identifying remains from previous conflicts.
Around 300 British servicemen from the Korean War and 81,700 US military personnel from WWII
Dr. Denise To, a forensic anthropologist and archaeologist, is hopeful that her team will be able to identify some of the British servicemen who went missing during the 1950-1953 conflict.
The MADFOX, an uncrewed surface vessel employed for deception, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance, was photographed by the Ministry of Defence in an undated handout photo. The bones of some servicemen were taken to her Pearl Harbor laboratory for identification.
Defence Secretary Ben Wallace said he will look into if the Ministry of Defence could help in any way.
The Preservation of Military Remains Act of 1986 protects all damaged Royal Navy ships.

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