Here’s a little something guaranteed to pique the interest of ADM Stavridis and the folks at SOUTHCOM.
You see, the drug runners of South America have been running their wares in semi-submersibles for the past few years. Creating quite a problem for JIATF-S and other folks desperately trying to stem the flow of drugs into our counry.
Now it seems an inventor may have unwittingly created something that may exasperate the problem.
What better toy to have on the end of your 200-foot yacht than a submarine capable of diving to 1,500 feet below the sea’s surface?
Whoops. Did we say submarine? It’s a submersible that can “fly” underwater.
The Deep Flight Super Falcon looks like a fighter jet, with its thin body, two seats, two sets of wings and two tail fins.
“We just had to tear up everything we knew about submersibles and start again on winged subs — underwater flying machines,” Hawkes said.
He said Deep Flight submersibles are designed to be more agile than any creature living in the ocean — with the exception of dolphins. The company says that because of the wings, the Super Falcon can go barrel-rolling with dolphins while traveling at speeds much faster than other private submarines.
Granted, the speed is only 6 knots, and supposedly only lasts for five hours. Definitely limited range for the average cocaine smuggler.
But the fact that it’s out there for recreation means it can be bought and adjusted for less benign purposes.