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    • Cormorant

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      Graham Warwick
      Under the Cormorant program, Lockheed Martin's Skunk Works designed a multi-purpose unmanned air vehicle that could be launched and recovered by a submerged Ohio-class submarine. The UAV would be ejected from a ballistic-missile launch tube and boosted aloft. At the end of its mission, the immersible UAV would splash down and be returned to the missile tube by a remotely operated vehicle. Lockheed demonstrated the splashdown and recovery concept in 2006, but the program did not proceed to a flight demonstrator. (Photo: Lockheed Martin)

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