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Undersea pods to hold US war supplies

Undersea pods to hold US war supplies

The Navy wants to build unmanned platforms that it can place in the depths of the the world’s oceans to have them float to the surface when the military needs the supplies or equipment stored within them. It sounds almost like the plot from a movie like the Transformers. Machines rising from the bottoms of the oceans to attack the world’s citizens. However, this effort isn’t science fiction. Engineers with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency have begun researching how these platforms could sustain the pressure caused by the depths of the ocean, and then respond to controllers after what could be years or decades without any activity. DARPA calls it “falling up” or “just-in-time payloads.” “To make this work, we need to address technical challenges like extended survival of nodes under extreme ocean pressure, communications to wake-up the nodes after years of slee...

Full article: http://defensetech.org/2013/01/16/undersea-pods-to-hold-u...

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