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Pentagon Exploring Having Deep-Sea Underwater Drones.

The Tampa Bay (FL) Times (11/27) reports the Department of Defense “is now looking to deploy autonomous robots underwater, patrolling the sea floor on what one top Navy official called an ‘Eisenhower highway network,’ complete with rest stops where the drones could recharge.” Such devices would have to contend with corrosive salt water, high pressure, and limited communications. Navy researchers have “been testing and fielding several new systems designed to map the ocean floor, seek out mines, search for submarines and even launch attacks.”

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