“Look, it has antennas”: American fishermen have discovered a new version of the WG marine drone

“Look, it has antennas”: American fishermen have discovered a new version of the WG marine drone

A strange floating object with surface and underwater antennas was seen off the coast of Florida. This is an unusual small "ship", resembling a surfboard, which is equipped with solar panels, allowing you to get the energy needed to solve practical problems. What kind of practical problems are we talking about?


The American media say that the surface drone is a new version of the WG (Wave Glider) from Liquid Robotics, a member of the Boeing corporation. This device previously aroused interest in the command of the US Navy, since the robot allows the collection of data on the sea depths, as well as on the state of the water area in areas of significant size.

It is noteworthy that the first surface robot in its new version was discovered by American fishermen. A video appeared on Facebook of the FishMonster fishing team, the caption to which indicates that the large fish hunter team did not understand what they encountered on the high seas.

WHO KNOWS WHAT THIS IS?

WHO KNOWS WHAT THIS IS?

Submitted by Fishmonster Wednesday, June 24, 2020


One of the fishermen:

Look, there are antennas and some sensors on it.

Previously, materials appeared on the network that Wave Glider is not a 100 percent robotic tool. To a greater extent, he himself is an antenna that communicates with another underwater vehicle. Initially, a cable of about 8 m in length was used.

The American media suggested that the device found by fishermen near the coast of Florida could be part of a satellite communications and navigation system, as well as monitoring of underwater space. Earlier, the US Navy made statements about ordering an unmanned naval vehicle that would allow for "secret missions." What specific missions can be discussed were not reported.

And this is a video about the marine drone of the mentioned company from 2018 - with some information about the previous version of the device:

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  1. Egoza 30 June 2020 06: 44 New
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    Interesting "gizmo". How would we “pick up and examine” it in our laboratories?
    1. Finches 30 June 2020 07: 01 New
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      CNN and the Democrats had an occasion to recall Moscow’s hand and interference in the elections - this is floating a container with ballot papers for stuffing for Trump at the upcoming plebiscite ... laughing
      1. Finches 30 June 2020 07: 07 New
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        Clinton, is that subscribed to VO? Minusaku instantly fucked me ... laughing
    2. Uncle lee 30 June 2020 07: 03 New
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      "Perhaps their gasoline has ended,
      Or maybe the motor stalled "....
    3. SOVIET UNION 2 30 June 2020 09: 11 New
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      Gizmo can be interesting! But how will she resist the winds and currents? Was she lowered into the water to go with the flow? The very thought from the Young Sudomodelist's circle is certainly good. What's next? Launched into the water and scanned signals with the flow? Or is it floating near the surveillance ship? When leaving the observation square, the drone is lifted aboard the ship and transported to the next square or returned to the previous one? Or is the surveillance ship constantly returning drones to the right place? Any thoughts on the operation of such drones?
      1. Boratsagdiev 30 June 2020 11: 15 New
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        If this is the old design that was mentioned in the article, then it can itself move. Slowly, but maybe. This is just the tip of the iceberg. similar devices have been quietly surfing the oceans for years and are doing their job.
      2. iaroslav.mudryi 1 July 2020 13: 57 New
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        Quote: SOVIET UNION 2
        Any thoughts on the operation of such drones?

        You don’t have to go far, here at VO there was already a detailed article about gliders: https://topwar.ru/138437-mobi-dik-ili-krasnyy-oktyabr.html
        https://topwar.ru/115436-wave-glider-morskoy-bespilotnik.html

        Quote: SOVIET UNION 2
        ... Or is it floating near the surveillance ship?

        from the comment: "From 17.11.2011/14.02.2013/14703 to XNUMX/XNUMX/XNUMX one such thing crossed the Pacific Ocean. XNUMX km."
    4. imobile2008 30 June 2020 12: 47 New
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      [/ quote] [quote = Fidget] Interesting "gizmo". How would we “pick up and examine” it in our laboratories?

      I'll tell you, Stepper motors, processor, antennas, solar panels. And you won’t know even more, even if you pick it up. If only a construction, but it is primitive
  2. Simon 30 June 2020 06: 49 New
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    Earlier, the US Navy made statements about ordering an unmanned naval vehicle that would allow for "secret missions."

    And what secret missions can we talk about when the fishermen noticed this device! laughing
    1. Egoza 30 June 2020 07: 10 New
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      Quote: Simon
      And what secret missions can we talk about when the fishermen noticed this device!

      Well, the US Navy thought it was top secret, and the fishermen were unpredictable people! They go where they want and see what they are not supposed to!
  3. Free wind 30 June 2020 07: 15 New
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    The unit stood still, the fishermen are tourists or who they are well done. The boat is not recognized, their faces are not laid out. The address may be left. Our mugs would certainly be laid out, and all the data, look how crazy we are. And here people are solid, problems are unnecessary. Let's go catch Marlin.
  4. Rzzz 30 June 2020 07: 36 New
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    An anecdote in the subject.

    The terminator mistakenly moved to the Russian outback, in 2020.
    Passing along a dark alley in a small provincial town, In receives a powerful blow with an iron pipe on the head.
    Before finally shutting down, the computer recognizes the phrase:
    "Look, Seryoga, in it there is only one kilo of copper in it!"
    laughing
  5. rocket757 30 June 2020 07: 50 New
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    Well, naf-naf. They will do "Flying Dutchmen" ... sailors from simply superstitious will become completely neurotic !!!
  6. Paul Siebert 30 June 2020 07: 54 New
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    So recalls Jules Verne with his "electric narwhal."
    It's time to send an expedition with Professor Aronax and the brutal whaler Ned Land.
    But if inside the Nautilus there was a pretty and unhappy captain Nemo, then inside the American protagonist there is nothing but Chinese microcircuits and unreliable software from Silicon Valley.
    Well, how does he get rid of the disease - and he will begin to rob and attack the ships? ..
    Skynet is not sleeping ... wink
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  8. Andy 30 June 2020 08: 07 New
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    a team of large fish hunters did not understand what they encountered in the open sea.
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    did you manage to plant a harpoon?
  9. Vladimir61 30 June 2020 08: 28 New
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    All the same, the concept of "private property" sits firmly in the minds of Americans. Our fishermen would definitely try to get it and get to know each other better.
  10. Courier 30 June 2020 08: 41 New
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    So many military developments in the USA. Too much bias in industry for the production of military products. They would have to develop the civil sector, spend time on military toys.
    If desired, it would be possible to force two US coasts with offshore windmills.
    1. zwlad 30 June 2020 08: 52 New
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      Why do they need it? You won’t get any money on civilian products.
    2. Grazdanin 30 June 2020 09: 09 New
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      Is there anything that American companies take first place in all areas?)
      1. Courier 30 June 2020 10: 28 New
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        I’m talking about production in the United States, all these military samples are, of course, produced inside the United States, but production in the civilian sector was exported to other countries. Yes, profit is maximized in this way, but competencies in production, namely in the civilian sector, are lost.
        In comparison with the XX century. there are noticeably fewer American goods in the world. And after all, the USA is capable of producing any product, there simply is no such strategy.
        1. tikhonov66 30 June 2020 16: 34 New
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          And after all, the United States is capable of producing any product,

          - Yes, and we too ...
          The question is at what price (relative to China 8-)?
          And who needs it for that price?
  11. tralflot1832 30 June 2020 08: 44 New
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    What is not clear? The Colombian drug court has moved to a new level. Protests in the United States require nonsense, so that the "holiday of disobedience" lasts as long as possible and preferably until the fall.
  12. Rzzz 30 June 2020 08: 57 New
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    I think this is a stupid repeater for submarines. It drifts quietly to itself, it charges from the sun. It keeps in touch with the satellite, and transmits ultrasound down so that submariners have access to the Internet. On porn sites could climb, yeah.
  13. Journalist 30 June 2020 09: 10 New
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    Some of these Americans are not decisive. This pepelats had to be hooked up and studied in more detail with a hook.
    1. Keyser soze 30 June 2020 12: 25 New
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      This pepelats had to be hooked up and studied in more detail with a hook.


      There are several keywords here - "private property", "sovereign property", "do not steal", "FBI", "CIA", "NSA", "twenty years", "Florence Supermax"
      1. Journalist 2 July 2020 08: 06 New
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        In this case, there is also something: on the high seas? without identification marks? and who suddenly lost and is now looking for? accidentally a contraption hit the network. Well I say - indecision.
  14. aries2200 30 June 2020 10: 41 New
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    YES, it's just a JUNE PIONEERS joke from the DIY