DARPA Proposes Upwards Falling Program
Recently DARPA, the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, released a proposed system called the Upwards Falling Program. The idea behind the program would be to stash important military payloads at the bottom of the ocean floor. These payloads could rest on the ocean floor for years at a time. When they need to be used, they could be triggered rising to the surface and delivering their cargo to the appropriate military vessel.
The main idea behind UFP would be to provide aid for ships or disrupt enemy technologies. DARPA says that they could even launch unmanned aerial drones from the capsules and have them taking off within seconds. The agency is seeking proposals for three main parts to developing the program:
- a communication medium to talk to the containers
- ”risers” to contain the payloads themselves
- the actual objects in the payloads
DARPA will be holding an information session on January 25 for all people interested in making a proposal.
Source: The Verge