It makes perfect sense for the Navy to have a drone that CAN fly and swim right? Well, that is exactly what the Naviator does!
At the Office of Naval Research’s annual Science and Technology Expo on Friday in Washington, D.C., a development team from Rutgers University demonstrated the unusual quadcopter, which can swim at depths of up to 10 meters, then seamlessly launch to the surface and soar into the air.
It carries a 360-degree waterproof camera, making it well-suited for security and bridge and ship inspections, among other missions. “Special ops have not told us exactly what they want. But we know for special ops, it’s all about speed and not being detected,” Contarino told Military.com. “So we’re building our system to be as fast as possible.”
This article is courtesy of Fighter Sweep.