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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP17 Apr 2018 3:02 p.m. PST

…A 'Mobile Naval Mine'

"A leading Turkish drone manufacturer says it developed a "mobile naval mine" that can blow up warships of all types.

The Wattozz program has been jointly undertaken by Albayrak Savunma, a drone maker, and Karadeniz Technical University in Turkey's Black Sea region. Wattozz is named after "vatoz," which translates to stingray.

The Wattozz features the shape of a stingray and is made of titanium and aluminium. It has two cameras fitted into the eye sockets of the "stingray" and can cruise at a maximum speed of 5.5 knots for up to 12 hours. The drone features three integrated engines…."
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evilgong17 Apr 2018 5:14 p.m. PST

Some modern military planners believe underwater drones will make submarines obsolete soon enough.

Personal logo Striker Supporting Member of TMP17 Apr 2018 6:40 p.m. PST

Or subs could be covered by remoras, anti-drone drones.

Lion in the Stars17 Apr 2018 6:52 p.m. PST

Mobile Naval Mines…

I think those are called torpedoes.

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP17 Apr 2018 7:23 p.m. PST

Maybe a semi-autonomous swarm of high explosive drones that can fly low on the water at night, and attach magnetically to ships at or near the waterline.

I'm sure someone must be working on something like that, and trying to make it look like birds or bats when seen on radar.

Dan
PS. Like these guys here, minus the pretty lights.
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