Meet 'Charlie': The agency's Office of Advanced Technologies and Programs developed this Unmanned Underwater Vehicle (UUV) to study aquatic robot technology. 'Charlie' contains a pressure hull, ballast system, communications system, and a propulsion system in the tail.
It's the sort of idea that would be laughed out of any plot for a spy film: Secret agents using a radio-controlled robot catfish to swim up to their enemies and collect information.
Yet, unbelievably, the Central Intelligence Agency dreamed up such a device in the Seventies, called Charlie - and has now revealed it and other stranger-than-fiction gadgets on a new website.
The agency simultaneously launched a website and pages on YouTube and Flickr last week, revealing the sorts of equipment that would leave James Bond's Q Branch green with envy. ...
via CIA secret agent gadgets: Website reveals Charlie the robot catfish | Mail Online.
Awesome. Underwater enemies beware.