DARPA’s Project Aims for Submarines That Can Fly

Do you know what Guillemots, Gannets, Cormorants and Kingfishers do in common? Think. Think. Then the answer they’re all capable of flying then submerging itself on the water to get its prey. This concept will be soon applied on a aeroplane/submarine type of sea/air craft if the plan of Pentagon’s Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) succeeds.

That, at least, is the plan. The agency is known for taking on brain-twistingly difficult challenges. So what about DARPA’s dipper? Is it a ridiculous dream? “A few years ago I would have said that this is a silly idea,” says Graham Hawkes, an engineer and submarine designer based in San Francisco. “But I don’t think so any more.”

As the technology advances, dreams can now be done and some impossibles become possible, like this Aerosubs, ooh did I gave it a name? Can’t wait to have this on my pool. Check out the whole story here.

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