Navy testing ‘Bluefin Tuna’ spy drone

The future of the Navy is getting rather interesting

By Shepard Ambellas

VIRGINIA BEACH (INTELLIHUB.COM) — Military officials and civilian experts are currently testing “Project Silent Nemo”, which is essentially a 100 lb robotic look-alike bluefin tuna fish capable of getting in close and spying on various targets in ocean waters.

The fish can be remotely controlled by a human or swim on its own “autonomously”, according to a recent report.

“The underwater robot was developed by the Office of Naval Research and is being tested by the Chief of Naval Operations’ Rapid Innovation Cell – a group of young Navy and Marine Corps officers tasked with figuring out how to put emerging innovations to use for the military. The same group has been playing around with 3D printers, augmented reality glasses and about 10 other breakthrough technologies.”, reports Mike Hixenbaugh

One day, if the Navy succeeds, these life-like fish may swim in schools using swarm technologies. 

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