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Topic - Christopher Egan
Just beneath the placid, sailboat-dotted surface of Narragansett Bay, torpedo-shaped vehicles spin and pivot to their own rhythm, carrying out missions programmed by their U.S. Navy masters.
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The bay is the perfect testing environment, with shallow water, varied features on the bottom and commercial traffic, Egan said.
"We've had occasional interactions where a boat operator sees an opportunity to maybe snap up a cool device," Egan said. "We've had to deter them on occasion."