Military Hardware, Gear and Equipment => Future / Hi-tech Equipment => Topic started by: Rattler on 13 November 2008, 03:01:03



Title: Is It A Bird? Is It a Plane? - It´s a SuperSubmarine!
Post by: Rattler on 13 November 2008, 03:01:03
(MODS, this the place? Feel free to move!)

DARPA has it: The submergible airplane (or the flying submarine, your choice):

From ARES:

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DARPA is seeking concepts for an aircraft that can clandestinely insert and extract an eight-person special-forces team. The mission is to take off from a runway, fly 1,000nm as a conventional aircraft, fly another 100nm close to the surface, then travel the final 12nm to the coast underwater. Transit should take less than 8 hours, including any time required to land on water and reconfigure from aircraft to submarine - and the vehicle should be able to loiter near the coastline - on or under the surface - for three days in sea state 5. Then return the same way...



http://www.darpa.mil/sto/solicitations/baa09-06/index.html

AND

https://www.fbo.gov/utils/view?id=5bc436ac4a4724b165cf6b49f58cae12

Ay, the humanity!

Rattler


Title: Re: Is It A Bird? Is It a Plane? - It´s a SuperSubmarine!
Post by: Rattler on 21 November 2011, 01:27:00
UPDATE: By chance today found out the Russkies had a similar project as the one of DARPA I posted about three years ago:

Flying submarine - Russian Concept (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCqzvfPi5Kw#)

Rattler