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Saturday, February 25, 2006

The Underwater Airplane

From Lockheed Martin's famed Skunk Works comes a proposal for an unmanned plane that would be launched from submarines.

The Cormorant jet aircraft would be launched from a retrofitted missile tube of a Trident nuclear submarine to perform surveillance or surgical strikes, taking off from and landing in the sea.

The Cormorant is still in the proposal stage. DARPA will make its decision to fund the project by this fall.

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