Navy Drone Looks And Swims Like A Shark

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You'd think that people would notice a shark way faster than they would anything else in the water. I know I would. :eek:

The US Navy might just have a stealthier option with its experimental GhostSwimmer drone, which recently finished tests. The five-foot-long robot looks and swims much like a shark, letting it spy on enemies (or inspect friendly ships) without being conspicuous -- as long as curious foes don't get too close, anyway.
 

BillR

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Someone in the Navy has been watching way too much James Bond
 

Jagger100

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More like a whale, serrated fins and all. How big is the final version going to be?
 

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A hydrophone will probably detect this 'shark' miles away. I don't think they can make it sound like a real shark.
 

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Coming up next: 100 foot long squids and dolphins that shout their way to ship wrecks
 

grilledcheese

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Maybe im uniformed but why are RC vehicles called Drone's? I hear drone, i think it can do stuff on it's own?
 

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Maybe im uniformed but why are RC vehicles called Drone's? I hear drone, i think it can do stuff on it's own?
When did the requirement that a drone be autonomouse come in? Most of the military drone aircraft for weapons development target practice were remotely flown.

Drone = unmanned.
 

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Hmm my reaction was that it looks more like a scale model of a submarine rammed itself up the backside of a scale model of a humpback whale. Other than the tailfin that is.
 

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Those cannery ships are in for a surprise when they pull one up in their net...
 
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