Your eyes weren't playing tricks on you if you saw a sleek, space-age looking vessel speeding around local waterways last week.

The Department of Defense's high-speed experimental boat -- the M80 Stiletto -- was in town to test electronic equipment linked to SPAWAR, the government-sponsored information-technology outfit that specializes in communication gadgets for the military.

The vessel, made by the M Ship Co., arrived July 19 before heading back Saturday for its home port, the Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek in Virginia Beach, Va.

Read more in tomorrow's Post and Courier.