It is the latest offering in what the US military calls its science-fiction-turned-reality projects: the GhostSwimmer, a reconnaissance robot with an exterior shell built to look a lot like a shark cutting through the ocean depths.
In the ocean depths, what does it matter what it looks like?
And is this really meant to break the surface off of an enemy shore to scout out the place?
Because, obviously, when people spot a shark, they shrug and go about their wading business as if nothing is amiss.
If we wanted stealth we should have gone for a robotic patch of floating garbage.
Perhaps I was hasty in assuming the Egyptians were just being paranoid.