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A Sleeping Archive of Upward Falling Robots that Hide on the Seafloor for Years and Launch on Demand

Keith Bormuth

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, is hoping to implement a global infrastructure for storing mission-critical objects and payloads at the "bottom of the sea"—a kind of stationary, underwater FedEx that will release mission-critical packages for rendezvous with passing U.S. warships and UAVs.

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  • Doris Yee

    I wish they elaborated on how much testing went into this, and compared: the various bodies of water and length of this water "hibernation". Really interesting.

    • Keith Bormuth

      Yes, completely. What went into all the logistics and testing, and then I wonder what situations, if any, created the need for these? Unless of course these "payloads" will eventually be turned into hibernating missiles ....