007 Technology Spied Aboard Russian Mega-Yacht

John Konrad
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September 21, 2009


It seems that 007 technology really exits in the mega-yacht world. Wired tells us:

Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich has a rather curious new addition built in to his latest oversized yacht. The 557-foot boat Eclipse, the price tag of which has almost doubled since original plans were drawn to almost $1.2 billion, set sail this week with a slew of show-off features, from two helipads, two swimming pools and six-foot movie screens in all guest cabins, to a mini-submarine and missile-proof windows to combat piracy.

It might not seem like somebody with such ostentatious tastes would crave privacy, but along with these expensive toys, Ambramovich has installed an anti-paparazzi “shield”. Lasers sweep the surroundings and when they detect a CCD, they fire a bolt of light right at the camera to obliterate any photograph.

Read the rest of this story over at wired… Russian Billionaire Installs Anti-Photo Shield on Giant Yacht

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