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America has gone one better than Germany in the race to develop the world's most powerful submarine-launched robot aircraft. US arms giant Raytheon has announced a model which can be deployed at depth without modification to the submarine. The new U-UAV is dubbed SOTHOC, for Submarine Over the Horizon Organic Capabilities. The …


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  1. Dave Bell

    And clever thinking.

    Yes, you could launch a canister from a torpedo tube, but I'm betting the waste disposal is a lot quieter. And a lot less likely to be heard as a declaration of war.

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Flying submarine? Not quite

    but nice try

  3. kain preacher


    Silly me. I thought UAV meant Unmanned aerial vehicle.

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  5. Francis Boyle

    Organic Capabilities?

    You mean rat's brains?

  6. Matthew

    I don't get it?

    How does the data get from the UAV back to the submarine without the submarine raising it's antenae?

  7. Alistair


    The submarine raises it's antennae for a few minutes, when convenient, for a quick handshake and download.

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