Drones Designed to Disappear
|ICARUS Mid-stage Disappearance|
DARPA, the Pentagon's Advanced Research Projects Agency, provided Morse $8million to create an aerial disappearing delivery system. Essentially drones deployed from aircraft, deliver their payload and then self-destruct and disappear.
ICARUS is made of film with a guidance system smaller than a tennis ball. The polymers that comprise the rest of it are extremely sensitive to sunlight and heat, causing them to dissolve into liquid after a short amount of exposure. Only the payload and guidance system remain.