Watch the US Navy test a remote-controlled recon fish drone
The US military has tried some ridiculous things before, but this is arguably one of the most outlandish. Silent Nemo – no, seriously, that's its name – is a project being conducted at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek in Virginia by the Chief of Naval Operation's Rapid Innovation Cell. It takes the drone technology we know so well, and converts it into a submersible designed to look and swim like a Bluefin tuna.
At five feet long and weighing in at 100 pounds, this drone is significantly smaller than some varieties of the game fish, but we somehow doubt America's enemies will be able to spot the difference.
"This is an attempt to take thousands of years of evolution, what has perfected since the dawn of time, and try to incorporate that into a mechanical device," Marine Corp Capt. Jerry Laderman told The Virginian-Pilot, Stars and Stripes reports. "The first time I saw it, I thought it was a living fish. It looks alive. It's crazy."
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