Navy Planning To Stash Drones On The Ocean Floor Around The World

Via NBC News, the Navy is working on making the bottom of the sea less peaceful:

The U.S. 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. The containers will rise to the surface when called into service from a remote location.

These “upward falling payloads” are seen as readying the Navy to address conflicts in corners of the world where it is too expensive or complex to establish a forward operating area, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) explained in a call for proposals.

The containers would be stealthily deployed well ahead of time and designed to stay put on the seafloor for years.

7 Comments on "Navy Planning To Stash Drones On The Ocean Floor Around The World"

  1. Anarchy Pony | Jan 19, 2013 at 12:00 pm |

    God, all these new drones must be giving imperialists wet dreams nightly.

  2. Calypso_1 | Jan 19, 2013 at 2:16 pm |

    Paranoid preppers.

  3. upward falling containers… deep underground bunkers with mach 2 bullet trains… hmmmm im sure its no preparation for a cataclysmic event.. like a meteor strike. perish the thought.

  4. BuzzCoastin | Jan 19, 2013 at 7:18 pm |

    sounds like a windfall for MIBC

  5. I’m sure the Deep Ones won’t mind. Lovecraft assures us they’re easygoing guys.

  6. Barack Obama is a fascist.

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