Top-Secret US Aquatic Drone Weapon ‘Manta Ray’ Spotted on Google Maps for All to See


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Top-Secret US Aquatic Drone Weapon ‘Manta Ray’ Spotted on Google Maps for All to See


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| June 24, 2024
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Posted on 06/24/2024 5:42:07 PM PDT by nickcarraway

A top-secret US submarine prototype weapon called “Manta Ray” has been spotted by eagle-eyed Google Maps users and remains plainly visible to the internet public.

Satellite photos showing the “Star Wars”-looking vessel docked at Port Hueneme naval base in California went viral Sunday, its unmistakable profile standing out like a sore thumb in contrast to its dockmates.

The smooth-looking autonomous vessel was named after the sea creature for its slick design and its ability to anchor itself deep underwater while operating in low-power mode. Produced by Northrop Grumman as part of a US Navy project to develop long-range underwater weapons, Manta Ray is a sophisticated underwater drone capable of hibernating on the sea floor for “very long periods” without refueling.

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posted on 06/24/2024 5:42:07 PM PDT
by nickcarraway


To: nickcarraway

And we act like the chicoms, ruskies and others aren’t aware of this.

I’d be willing to be bammy and co have “shared” this with the chicoms.


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posted on 06/24/2024 5:43:35 PM PDT
by ealgeone


To: nickcarraway

So Google wanted to expose this to our enemies or were they ‘directed’?



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posted on 06/24/2024 5:43:49 PM PDT
by Beowulf9


To: nickcarraway

I’ve seen it. It’s actually big in size.



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posted on 06/24/2024 5:48:32 PM PDT
by Macho MAGA Man
(The last two wen’t balloons. One was a cylindrical objects Trump is being given the Alex Jones tr)


To: ealgeone

“Bammy” probably gave them the plans.



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posted on 06/24/2024 5:50:51 PM PDT
by VTenigma
(Conspiracy theory is the new “spoiler alert”)


To: nickcarraway

Looks like an aquatic version of the B-2 Spirit bomber. That should give the Russkies and Chicoms sleepless nights. Of course president pudding brain probably already sold the plans to them.



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posted on 06/24/2024 5:53:45 PM PDT
by 43north
(Dear God, after I die don’t let me vote democrat.)


To: nickcarraway

From the same article:

Defense analysts suspect the Navy’s push to develop drone technology is intended as a strategic counter to Russian and Chinese submarine operations, the outlet said.

Russians have been developing underwater drones of their own, and last year announced plans to acquire nearly three dozen such vessels.

The US adversary claims its drone has a range of about 6,200 miles, can be armed with nukes and can reach speeds of up to 100 knots — or about 115 mph.



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posted on 06/24/2024 5:56:22 PM PDT
by McGruff
(Don’t underestimate Joe’s ability to f*** things up – Barack Obama)


To: Beowulf9

Lot of details about Manta Ray on the Northrop-Grumman website.



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posted on 06/24/2024 5:57:18 PM PDT
by jjotto
( Blessed are You LORD, who crushes enemies and subdues the wicked.)


To: jjotto

A warning to our enemies then?



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posted on 06/24/2024 6:00:31 PM PDT
by Beowulf9


To: nickcarraway

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posted on 06/24/2024 6:04:32 PM PDT
by fishtank
(The denial of original sin is the root of liberalism.)


To: Beowulf9

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posted on 06/24/2024 6:12:14 PM PDT
by PAR35


To: ealgeone

Port Hueneme


For those outside of SoCal, it is pronounced ‘Port Y-ni-mi’ with the stress on the Y



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posted on 06/24/2024 6:20:05 PM PDT
by hanamizu
( )


To: PAR35

There are also videos of Manta Ray in action.



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posted on 06/24/2024 6:25:52 PM PDT
by jjotto
( Blessed are You LORD, who crushes enemies and subdues the wicked.)


To: PAR35

Well, I guess I’m not in the loop.



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posted on 06/24/2024 6:26:06 PM PDT
by Beowulf9


To: jjotto

It’s something they want the Chicoms and Russkis to see. It may even be real.



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posted on 06/24/2024 6:39:51 PM PDT
by PAR35


To: fishtank

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posted on 06/24/2024 7:00:15 PM PDT
by nwrep


To: ealgeone

“..I’d be willing to be bammy and co have “shared” this with the chicoms….”

Wonder if the “Big Guy” somehow managed to get 10% for that……/s



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posted on 06/24/2024 7:01:20 PM PDT
by lgjhn23
(“On the 8th day, Satan created the progressive liberal to destroy all the good that God created…” )


To: nickcarraway

And from space it looks like:



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posted on 06/24/2024 7:13:34 PM PDT
by null and void
(The last war America actually won was WWII, because the CIA wasn’t organized until after that war!)


To: hanamizu

Or as heard from some guy writhing on the ground:

Why knee me?



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posted on 06/24/2024 7:15:06 PM PDT
by null and void
(The last war America actually won was WWII, because the CIA wasn’t organized until after that war!)


To: 43north

Would not be surprised if the shape was intended to make active sonar less effective. The shapes that mess up readar reflections may work for sound in the water.

if it is really really quiet, active sonar may be the only way the adversary can find it.



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posted on 06/24/2024 7:27:38 PM PDT
by doorgunner69
(When tyranny becomes law, rebellion becomes duty)


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