Boeing Patents Drone That Transforms Into a Submarine
The drone patent from the aircraft maker nosedives into the ocean after being transported by larger aircraft
The Boeing company has filed a U.S. Patent for an unmanned aircraft that shapeshifts into a submarine once it breaks the water’s surface. The drone piggy-backs on bigger aircraft to reach cruising altitudes before making a sharp turn for a nose dive.
Diagrams of the submersible drone reveals that it looks a lot like drones the military has now, but that’s where it ends in terms of similarities.
Once it descends and dives into the ocean, pieces fall off, turning it into what looks like a torpedo. The patent mentions sea water-soluble glue or exploding bolts to facilitate the deconstruction.