Militarized cetaceans - Russian reconnaissance and more
April 29, 2019 5:03 PM Subscribe
Evidence suggests that the Russian Navy has been looking for new ways to leverage what amounts to the original underwater "drone"—militarized cetaceans. Norwegian fishermen discovered a friendly beluga whale in the Barents Sea off the northeast coast of Norway on April 25. Belugas are native to the Barents, so the whale's presence wasn't the surprise—the surprise was that it was fitted with a camera harness with Russian markings. (YouTube) Ars Technica coverage, with more stories of Russian and Soviet military use of whales and dolphins, and a reference to the U.S. Navy Marine Mammal Program.
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