It's not a flying fish, it's a submarine-launched UAV
VTOL could also be previous information already, however this is one other nice USP for any UAV: the power to launch from a submerged submarine. The know-how continues to be in improvement, however the Navy needs to attempt it from periscope depth throughout workouts within the Pacific Ocean subsequent yr. If all goes to plan, a Switchblade folding-wing drone can be ejected from the submarine’s trash disposal unit after which carried to the floor by an SLV (‘submerged launch car’), which can hold it dry, level it into the wind after which hurl it heavenwards so it may well go a-snooping. Whether or not the experiment succeeds or fails, we have glimpsed a worrying risk: submarines are able to dumping their trash proper into the ocean. Till now, we type of assumed they took it residence with them.