Drones submarines

These are the drones submarines Slocum Glider, 1.5 meters long, and were named in honor of Captain Joshua Slocum, who sailed alone from 1895 to 1898 around the world in a small boat. On December 17, the U.S. Navy offered a contract to Teledyne Benthos to continue “research efforts” of Slocum Gliders.

Drone submarine
The U.S. Navy has ordered a fleet of “transoceanic gliders” unmanned mini-submarines, which will collect scientific information and intelligence.
 
These are the drones submarines Slocum Glider, 1.5 meters long, and were named in honor of Captain Joshua Slocum, who sailed alone from 1895 to 1898 around the world in a small boat. On December 17, the U.S. Navy offered a contract to Teledyne Benthos to continue “research efforts” of Slocum Gliders.
 
According to the journalists of the blog ‘Swampland’ magazine ‘The Time’, the U.S. Navy has been looking for ways to make underwater so the U.S. Air Force made in heaven: send drones long autonomy gather information that could change the course of a war.
 
It is assumed that each ‘drone’ Slocum Glider is able to work up to five years in an independent manner, ie, without recharging or maintenance, sending information from the ocean to the U.S. ships or ground thanks to this antenna in the rear .
 
A fleet of these devices could encircle the enemy coast, helping the Navy to find enemy submarines and mines of stealth technology and forecast hurricanes.
 
“Carrying a wide variety of sensors could be programmed to patrol for weeks, approaching the surface to transmit data to shore and download new instructions at regular intervals, saving a lot of money compared to vessels of traditional surface” as Craft T-AGS oceanographic monitoring, say the engineers Teledyne Benthos.
 
Unlike drones air gliders Slocum Glider harness the energy of the thermocline of the ocean instead of using fuel, ie, they will use layers of warm water near the surface and colder water at depth.
 
Drones
 
The Pentagon is working on a program to be installed on unmanned vehicles in the ocean, which may rise to the surface and then air monitoring for operational purposes.
 
The news was released on Saturday by The Stars and Stripes, an independent source of news from the U.S. military, which explains that the program is still in its early stages of development.
 
According to information, the application of this device has the potential to “kick the arms race under water”, adding that the drones will be placed in capsules in deep water that could remain active for years, waiting to be sent to an operation.
 
It should be noted that this project is being funded by Projects Agency Defense Advanced Research (DARPA, for its acronym in English), the research agency of the Department of Defense of the United States.
 
A statement from the DARPA indicates that the Pentagon is also considering other aircraft types (amphibians), although there are currently no plans to build any of them, says the note.
 
“Unmanned systems and sensors commonly envisioned to fill coverage gaps and deliver action at a distance”, the statement said, and this information is revealed at a time when the world is sick of killing Americans running drones, attacks are justified by Washington as part of its so-called war against terrorism mainly against the Taliban.

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