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www.wmfd.com - Silent Nemo, an underwater robot that resembles a Bluefin Tuna, is being tweaked to float into hostile territory to spy on enemies and protest U.S. ships.

   
 
 
U.S. Navy Using Slient Nemo Spy Fish

Story By: Larry Stine

 

 

 
 
 
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Silent Nemo, an underwater robot that resembles a Bluefin Tuna, is being tweaked to float into hostile territory to spy on enemies and protest U.S. ships. It's a shark, it's a wetsuit? The U.S. Navy's latest unmanned vehicle is the seagoing GhostSwimmer, which looks and swims like a large fish. But unlike real fish, this one is kitted out for "low-visibility intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance missions" like inspecting shores for enemies or friendly hulls for damage. Developed for a Navy rapid innovation project called Silent NEMO, GhostSwimmer weights about 100 pounds and is five feet long. It swims like a fish does, by oscillating its tail back and forth. It's intended to take over for divers and sailors who would otherwise have to suit up and go out themselves, much like UAV's have replaced many manned recon flights. The team has been testing its performance in various tides, currents and weather conditions, but there are no plans to deploy the underwater drone just yet.

   
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