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Last Updated: Friday April 08 2011 11:14 GMT

PICTURES: M80 Stiletto ship catching drug gangs

The M80 Stiletto. Photo from M Ship Co

It's looks like something out of a superhero film but in fact this AMAZING superboat has been built to track down drug smugglers.

The M80 Stiletto. Photo from M Ship Co

The M80 Stiletto was built for the US military and cost 5m. It's packed with hi-tech gadgets and includes special shock-absorbent seats in case a chase gets choppy!

The M80 Stiletto. Photo from M Ship Co

Some people think it looks like Batman's Batmobile with its curved edges - and it can move nearly as fast as it's been designed to move really quickly, even in shallow water.

The M80 Stiletto. Photo from M Ship Co

A small boat can be launched off the back to drop commandos on missions to enemy shores on the hunt for drug dealers.

The M80 Stiletto. Photo from M Ship Co

It's 27m long and weighs more than 54 tonnes but it's been specially built so it can't be picked up by other boats' monitoring systems.

The M80 Stiletto. Photo from M Ship Co

The fantastic floating crime-fighting vessel has already seen action in chases down the Florida coast and in waters off Colombia and the Bahamas.