Military Review

The United States created an underwater base for drones

17

The US Military Advanced Development Agency (DARPA) has announced a project to create a robotized submarine that will be able to transport and launch surface and underwater drones. The project was named Hydra, its official presentation will be held in early August of this year.


The Hydra program involves the development of an unmanned submarine, or "womb-ship," as the developers call it, which is intended for transportation in its modular compartments of underwater and surface unmanned aerial vehicles.

According to representatives of DARPA, Hydra will allow the US Navy to secretly deliver drones to a given area of ​​hostilities, as well as reduce the level of risk to people, since the submarine is controlled remotely.

The submarine will be able to work in shallow water, in ports and coastal waters, and will be able to stay there for a long time. According to the developers, first of all, Hydra will be used for reconnaissance purposes. UAVs issued from such a submarine will constantly keep in touch with her, and the submarine itself will transmit all data to command posts located at the US naval bases.

“Hydra will allow the use of air or underwater drones depending on the situation. We hope that in the future this project will provide us with the opportunity to deploy drones around the globe, ”- said in a statement DARPA.

The Hydra project is currently under development. The presentation of the system is to be held on 5 August 2013 of the year in the physical laboratory of Johns Hopkins University.
Originator:
http://russian.rt.com/
17 comments
Information
Dear reader, to leave comments on the publication, you must to register.

I have an account? Sign in

  1. shark
    shark 26 July 2013 09: 29
    +2
    How amers love raking in heat with the help of strangers, even if not human. But the weapon is interesting and promising. For the first strike or sabotage, it’s probably better not to come up with. But the question is, are the communication and control channels an Achilles heel. After all, the Iranians were able to take control of one of the machines last year. You can expect the appearance of radio-technical troops as a separate type of aircraft.
    1. ShturmKGB
      ShturmKGB 26 July 2013 09: 32
      +1
      Hopefully enough money to bring to mind ...
      1. xxxMYSTICxxx
        xxxMYSTICxxx 26 July 2013 09: 38
        +3
        ShturmKGB
        Hopefully enough money to bring to mind ...

        That's something, but they have no problems with money, they will take a little more from the whole world, bring it to mind, and apply against the same world (((
        1. AVV
          AVV 26 July 2013 11: 50
          +1
          To print candy wrappers, they are masters, and then pay. With these pieces of paper for goods and resources, since the printing press is always at hand !!!
    2. Gato
      Gato 26 July 2013 11: 04
      +2
      Quote: shark
      raking in heat with the wrong hands, even if not human

      And the only bad thing about this is that THEY do it, not WE
      1. ziqzaq
        ziqzaq 26 July 2013 12: 41
        +1
        Quote: Gato
        And the only bad thing about this is that THEY do it, not WE

        We have "Losharik" ....
        1. sub307
          sub307 26 July 2013 16: 58
          0
          Nuclear deep-water station of the 1st rank / special nuclear submarine / deep-water technical means - a component of the complex of project 1083K - "Losharik". Yes. we have, but this is "a little from another opera".
  2. The comment was deleted.
  3. MIKHAN
    MIKHAN 26 July 2013 09: 47
    +2
    Soon, apparently, it will not be a war, but rather like computer shooters .. Progress however am
    1. Gato
      Gato 26 July 2013 11: 10
      +2
      Quote: MIKHAN
      there will be no war, but rather like computer shooters .. Progress however

      Gee-gee, a victory in such a war is no longer the infantryman’s eggs over the trenches of others, but the joystick in the w .. belay enemy operator!
  4. egor 1712
    egor 1712 26 July 2013 09: 52
    +1
    The maximum where they can use Hydra in their territorial waters.
  5. olegff68
    olegff68 26 July 2013 10: 36
    +1
    Robotic submarine that can transport and launch surface and underwater drones - hello skynet !!! But seriously, it will not be scary to Amers such an expensive and secret device to other people's terras. start up the water, but how will it be discovered and captured, it will get confused in the networks, will it fail? And the effectiveness of such intelligence is dubious, but for sabotage, the most important thing is IMHO.
    1. Gato
      Gato 26 July 2013 11: 13
      +1
      Quote: olegff68
      It will not be scary to Amers such an expensive and secret device in other people's terras. run water

      Well, they are not afraid to launch UAVs into alien space!
      1. AVV
        AVV 26 July 2013 11: 59
        +2
        In conditions of massive suppression of communication and control systems, it will be a waste of money! But against countries, such as those that do not have means of suppressing communication and control, just right !!! Another cut of the United States funds!
    2. Gato
      Gato 26 July 2013 11: 45
      +1
      Quote: olegff68
      but for sabotage, the most

      It is difficult to imagine a drone as a saboteur. Although ... Maybe so:
      A robotic submarine on soft paws penetrates the enemy's naval base and suddenly releases buzzing UAVs that frighten seagulls and cormorants. Those rise into the air and begin to shit intensively on the surrounding infrastructure. The crews, raised by alarm, slipping and falling, rush to pick up the wildly swearing checking admiral who has slipped on the ladder. As a result, everyone gets pistons and "bad" for combat and political training, goes to drink awl about this and scores on the approaching American AUG. Everything, the enemy is demoralized and incapable of fighting! fellow

      Um .. something pierces me today in the flood request
  6. Constantine
    Constantine 26 July 2013 11: 06
    +1
    An interesting idea. It’s just not completely clear how they will use aircraft-type drones. Launch it all right, they will launch it, but how are they going to return it back? Or will there only be turntables? Just a little bit before the release. You will need to remember to watch.
  7. gregor6549
    gregor6549 26 July 2013 14: 17
    +3
    When I hinted at such an idea some time ago, I was politely ridiculed and advised not to indulge in fruitless fantasies. Meanwhile, both in the United States and in China, the development of submarine aircraft carriers on which could be based as manned unmanned aircraft is in full swing. But it was Russia that was the first in the design and construction of the world's largest nuclear submarines of the "Akula" / Typhoon / class. It would seem that she was the first to make an underwater aircraft carrier, especially since the age of surface aircraft carriers is coming to an end. And not because they are outdated, but because it is already quite capable of detecting and destroying an aircraft carrier with a single ballistic missile equipped with a multi-mode and multi-sensor head for detecting surface targets, classifying them and aiming the BR warhead (warheads) at a selected target or several targets. Moreover, such BRs are already in full swing being developed by the same USA and China. But with a submarine aircraft carrier it will be more difficult to cope. Yes, and you can "cram" drones for various purposes into it in sufficient quantities. It is quite possible to launch these UAVs from vertical launchers similar to those already used on some American nuclear submarines for storage and vertical launch of Tomahawks. Well, as a last resort, you can land a UAV on the water and then pick it up. Providing the UAV with positive buoyancy is also not a problem.
  8. michajlo
    michajlo 26 July 2013 15: 06
    +1
    Quote: gregor6549
    When I hinted at such an idea some time ago, I was politely ridiculed and advised not to indulge in fruitless fantasies. Meanwhile, both in the United States and in China, the development of submarine aircraft carriers on which could be based as manned unmanned aircraft is in full swing. But it was Russia that was the first in the design and construction of the world's largest nuclear submarines of the "Akula" / Typhoon / class. It would seem that she was the first to make an underwater aircraft carrier, especially since the age of surface aircraft carriers is coming to an end. And not because they are outdated, but because it is already quite capable of detecting and destroying an aircraft carrier with a single ballistic missile equipped with a multi-mode and multi-sensor head for detecting surface targets, classifying them and aiming the BR warhead (warheads) at a selected target or several targets. Moreover, such BRs are already in full swing being developed by the same USA and China. But with a submarine aircraft carrier it will be more difficult to cope. Yes, and you can "cram" drones for various purposes into it in sufficient quantities. It is quite possible to launch these UAVs from vertical launchers similar to those already used on some American nuclear submarines for storage and vertical launch of Tomahawks. Well, as a last resort, you can land a UAV on the water and then pick it up. Providing the UAV with positive buoyancy is also not a problem.

    Good day to all!
    The idea itself is attractive. But it will really work even after the construction of many prototypes, the development of their work, and again in the circle of fine-tuning, testing, testing ... Which means several years from the idea to serial production and adoption.
    Those. are needed Design bureaus and factories, talented people, engineers, technicians, managers and state support!
    But in Russia around the Moscow region and the military-industrial complex there are only all sorts of leeches of officials working on kickbacks for themselves ...
    Therefore, real modernization, the release of new types and weapons of arms in Russia, is slowly going on.
    In Belarus, the R&D management system is much better and bribery is orders of magnitude smaller, but Belarus is not Russia, its scale is smaller.
    Well, I can’t say anything about the state of the military-industrial complex in my native Ukraine at the moment! In addition, the very political course of Ukraine in relation to the fraternal countries of the CU and the Eurasian Economic Union - is expectant or directly hostile.
  9. gregor6549
    gregor6549 26 July 2013 16: 24
    0
    Quote: michajlo
    The idea itself is attractive. But it will really work even after the construction of many prototypes, the development of their work, and again in the circle of fine-tuning, testing, testing ... Which means several years from the idea to serial production and adoption.
    Those. we need design bureaus and factories, talented people, engineers, technicians, managers and state support!


    Naturally, all of the above you need, though you can’t do it here for several years, God forbid, keep up with 10 15. But if you don’t start with everything you need, do it now, then after 30 50 years nothing will appear. And betting only on the modernization of what was developed by the same 30 years ago is also hardly advisable, because Each product has its own and very limited supply for modernization. Yes, and these are aging rapidly. Even from the factory gate did not roll out, but already old
    Therefore, it is necessary to modernize the most promising in terms of modernization samples, simultaneously develop new ones, while not trying to have everything that "sworn friends" try to have. those. the same aircraft carriers or laser cannons and other wunderwaffe. There, after all, there are also their own budget sawflies, who, no matter what they do, only us the money went. And they care less about how this wunderwaffe will behave in a real big war with a strong enemy.
  10. Misantrop
    Misantrop 26 July 2013 16: 38
    +2
    IMHO, the Americans launched another fable in the expectation that the rest will buy it. Well, remember for yourselves, FOR WHICH A SUBMARINE IS WEAKLY vulnerable? Yes, due to secrecy. Only ADD (half a kilometer and a half wavelength) passes under water from radio waves, visually - tens of meters at best. Sound - this is exactly why noise is being tried to minimize. And automatic units mean, at least, stable two-way communication channels. WHAT PRINCIPLES? what

    And further. They would have to cooperate with France. To call the resulting unit "La Xudra" (or Lahudra, if in Russian) laughing
  11. Urri
    Urri 26 July 2013 20: 43
    0
    Quote: Misantrop
    (or Lahudra, if in Russian)


    An interesting name for the OCD code. Need to remember!