The U.S. Navy Finally Has a Drone That Looks Like a Shark

The U.S. Navy has unveiled “Ghostswimmer,” an underwater reconnaissance drone designed to look like a shark, because the U.S. Navy has a limitless budget, brilliant minds and the imagination of a 9-year-old. “GhostSwimmer will allow the Navy to have success during more types of missions while keeping divers and sailors safe,” said Michael Rufo, director of Boston Engineering’s Advanced System Group, which designed Ghostswimmer. Ghostswimmer is part of a project called Silent NEMO (yes, named after the movie), which is also working on a drone jellyfish. Whether these drone sea creatures work better than the military’s actual militarized dolphins remains unclear. “Right now we’re using them for gathering environmental data. As the technology matures, we’re certainly going to use them for reconnaissance, and eventually, we’re going to weaponize them,” says Christopher Harmer, senior naval analyst with the Institute for the Study of War. “There isn’t any ground-breaking technology that the military hasn’t found some way to eventually weaponize” …

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