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  • Check Out The Navy’s New Underwater Shark Drone

    The Navy has developed an underwater surveillance drone that looks exactly like a shark or a bluefin tuna fish. The Navy has named the new drone GhostSwimmer.

    Wired has more:

    The American military does a lot of work in the field of biomimicry, stealing designs from nature for use in new technology. After all, if you’re going to design a robot, where better to draw inspiration than from billions of years of evolution?

    The latest result of these efforts is the GhostSwimmer: The Navy’s underwater drone designed to look and swim like a real fish, and a liability to spook the bejeezus out of any beach goer who’s familiar with Jaws.

    The new gizmo, at five feet long and nearly 100 pounds, is about the size of an albacore tuna but looks more like a shark, at least from a distance. It’s part of an experiment to explore the possibilities of using biomimetic, unmanned, underwater vehicles, and the Navy announced it wrapped up testing of the design last week.

    The Navy says it is planning to use the shark drone to spy on America’s enemies in the not-too-distant future.

    Still no word on whether or not one of these puppies will be sent to North Korea and used to blow Kim Jong Un to hell.


    Jerome Hudson

    Managing Editor

    Jerome Hudson has written for numerous national outlets, including The Hill, National Review, and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and was recognized as one of Florida’s emerging stars, having been included in the list “25 Under 30: Florida’s Rising Young Political Class.” Hudson is a Savannah, Ga. native who currently resides in Florida.

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