Navy Releases Details On Drone That Operates Like A Shark

As technology advances at a rapid rate, one of the things that have been becoming more and more sophisticated are drones. As Bruce Levenson said it’s about time.  Even though, there are a variety of civilian and military drones in existence, one of the most infamous type, that we all can relate to, is the U.S. Army’s Unmanned aerial vehicle, which can travel for over 200 Km and disperse hell-fire missiles, without the need for an on board pilot. The Navy on the other hand, has been working on a drone of its own and released the results of their Rapid Innovation Cell program, this pass week. 

The Navy proclaimed that they were in the process of finalizing the tests of an unmanned underwater vehicle that was given the name Ghostswimmer. It proclaimed that the whole idea of Ghostswimmer came to light, as a result of it’s Silent Nemo project, which is aimed at creating unmanned vehicles with tactical abilities that would be able to efficiently mimic organic species. 

The Ghostswimmer does in fact have tactical abilities and can navigate similarly to how a large fish would swim and resembles a shark physically. At approximately 5 feet long and weighing in at 100 pounds, the machines is able to collect crucial data such as waves, tides, currents and other weather conditions, which can prove to be especially useful when it comes to executing a tactical naval based mission.

They also proclaimed that even though it is in its early stages that, eventually they which to develop a more sophisticated system like it, that could infiltrate enemy territory, perform reconnaissance on enemy actions and enemy divers, locate mines and attack enemy targets.

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