The Daily Caller
September 14, 2013
As a response to budget cuts affecting the U.S. military, a U.S. agency is proposing that the Navy consider adding seaborne drones to its arsenal to deal with threats in international waters.
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is looking to develop an undersea network of drones to augment the capabilities of the U.S. Navy, Wired reports.
The system — named Hydra, after the mythological many-headed sea-monster — would be deployed in international waters by the Navy for weeks or months, and would be a way to relieve “resource strain,” states DARPA program manager Scott Littlefield, as well as extend military capabilities.
The Hydra could be deployed from aircraft, ships, or submarines.
This article was posted: Saturday, September 14, 2013 at 5:51 am