by J. D. Heyes, Natural News:
What the U.S. Air Force and the CIA are doing in the skies around the world, the U.S. Navy wants to do under the seas: patrol them with weaponized drones.
Over the holiday season, the Navy recently pushed forward with a plan to build a fleet of “long endurance, transoceanic gliders harvesting all energy from the ocean thermocline,” according to a dispatch from the sea service.
In other words, underwater drones that derive their power from the ocean itself. As reported by Time:
And you thought Jules Verne died in 1905.
Fact is, the Navy has been seeking – pretty much under the surface – a way to do underwater what the Air Force has been doing in the sky: prowl stealthily for long periods of time, and gather the kind of data that could turn the tide in war.
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