Giving video cameras to animals can yield some awesome results, especially underwater — remember the octopus guerrilla filmmaker? In a new video, ride on the back of a South American seabird as it captures footage of its 150-foot-deep dive.
It floats, it flies, it eliminates enemy targets-meet the water-launched unmanned enforcer
By Bill SweetmanPosted 02.21.2006 at 2:00 am 3 Comments
Lockheed Martin's Skunk Works, famed for the U-2 and Blackbird spy planes that flew higher than anything else in the world in their day, is trying for a different altitude record: an airplane that starts and ends its mission 150 feet underwater. The Cormorant, a stealthy, jet-powered, autonomous aircraft that could be outfitted with either short-range weapons or surveillance equipment, is designed to launch out of the Trident missile tubes in some of the U.S. Navy's gigantic Cold Warâ€era Ohio-class submarines.