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US Navy to stash drones under the sea


Posted on Friday, 18 January, 2013 | Comment icon 11 comments


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DARPA is reaching out to the research community to help overcome difficulties in making this a reality.

The main purpose of storing drones at the bottom of the sea is to make it possible to deploy them to remote parts of the world where it would be otherwise too difficult or expensive to set up a forward operating area. The drones would be stored within special pressure containers and would simply float to the surface when needed. The Pentagon has been quick to emphasize that the drones would not be equipped with any weapons but would instead be used for reconnaissance purposes.

"Depending on the specific payload, the systems would provide a range of non-lethal but useful capabilities such as situational awareness, disruption, deception, networking, rescue, or any other mission that benefits from being pre-distributed and hidden," DARPA stated in a press release.

"The US Navy wants to pack aerial drones and other intelligence-gathering technology into special containers built to withstand deep ocean pressures and distribute them around the world’s seas."

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Comment icon #2 Posted by Armchair Educated on 18 January, 2013, 11:16
No comment because it wouldnt be polite. Thanks for sharing Mod. banish him for thinking impolite thoughts!!!!!! lol just kidding
Comment icon #3 Posted by AsteroidX on 18 January, 2013, 11:21
banish him for thinking impolite thoughts!!!!!! lol just kidding I believe theres already a thread for that topic
Comment icon #4 Posted by and then on 18 January, 2013, 11:47
Theoretically sound I guess but it also sounds expensive. I guess they've crunched the numbers and it is considered to be potentially a better value for the buck. That's the government for you - once they get a capability to spy and micromanage a situation they just can't get enough of it. It seems to be a trend in everything they do.
Comment icon #5 Posted by AsteroidX on 18 January, 2013, 12:11
Arent they worried someone will steal em ?
Comment icon #6 Posted by wolfknight on 18 January, 2013, 12:19
It would be a good idea if it worked. Still testing process. Means it is already been done.
Comment icon #7 Posted by Nuke_em on 18 January, 2013, 13:35
I'll join with AsteroidX would be a smart idea...
Comment icon #8 Posted by OverSword on 18 January, 2013, 20:04
The military and the government give me the skeeves.
Comment icon #9 Posted by pallidin on 19 January, 2013, 17:05
The military and the government give me the skeeves. Yeah, isn't it fun when one can play with OTHER people's money(taxpayer's) as opposed to one's own. I thought we are in serious debt. If I acted like that without paying my bills, I'm sure I would be arrested or at least taken to court.
Comment icon #10 Posted by NiteMarcher on 29 January, 2013, 1:48
"The Pentagon has been quick to emphasize that the drones would not be equipped with any weapons" I can't believe this statement above...I'm trying very hard too...but, I can't!
Comment icon #11 Posted by and then on 29 January, 2013, 2:32
It would be a good idea if it worked. Still testing process. Means it is already been done. Not so long ago I'd have disagreed with you. Think of it as a problem of mechanical devices and communications. Functional, fueled aircraft with sophisticated electronics kept in a water tight storage potentially under great atmospheric pressure for an indefinite time. Then it would have to detach on command, rise to the surface and provide a launching pad for the aircraft before it could sink again. Not so long ago I'd have thought this was pure science fiction. But after what NASA did with Curiosity I... [More]


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