Part sailboat – part submarine, a new remarkable drone can patrol the oceans for months without stopping, powered by only the wind and the sun.
Developed by Ocean Aero, the Submaran S10 is autonomous, able to conduct missions on its own. This drone can sail on the surface of the ocean and then transform to dive beneath the surface travelling, similar to a submarine.
The hybrid drone can dive to depths of about 660 feet, which makes it useful not only for avoiding detection, but to discreetly conduct its own surveillance as well.
Because of its ability to be powered by renewable energy, the Submaran can go farther than many other battery or fuel-powered drones. In addition, it can be launched from ships, boats, piers and even an aircraft.
Along with protecting the US coastlines, technology like this could be used to quietly monitor, surveil