Frequently Asked Questions
What exactly does Strikepod Systems do?
We imagine micronaval warfare using a proprietary war game, Strikepod Command™. We generate thought-provoking ideas and analyses in the form of real-time speculative naval fiction.
What is Strikepod Command™?
Strikepod Command™ is our proprietary war game focused on micronaval warfare and the Atom-class microsubmarine, a highly advanced micro autonomous underwater vehicle (m-AUV). We believe the current explosion in AUV research and development is heralding a new era in naval warfare - an era defined by autonomy and miniaturization. We created Strikepod Command to model conflict in this new environment, and founded Strikepod Systems to provide policymakers and warfighters with insights and analyses related thereto.
What is real-time speculative naval fiction?
Rather than rely on scripted scenarios, Strikepod Command™ plays out in real-time, using real-world inputs in order to generate actionable insights and intelligence, and to explore the viability of the Atom-class microsubmarine and Strikepods. By imagining micronaval warfare in this environment, we offer warfighters and policymakers bold new thinking to better anticipate the challenges - and opportunities - this emerging form of conflict will present.
So you're not fake news?
No. Strikepod Systems is not fake news. We use fiction as a medium to envision the future of naval warfare.
What is a Strikepod?
A Strikepod is a distributed network of micro-AUVs programmed to execute missions of varying scale and complexity, such as anti-submarine warfare (ASW), intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR), mine countermeasures (MCM), and time-critical strike (TCS).
Working within a broader grid composed of base ships, stationary sensors, and other AUVs, Strikepods provide near-complete undersea situational awareness, persistent access to denied areas, and wide operating coverage. They can be comprised of any number of vessels depending on the nature and complexity of the mission at hand.
Can I play Strikepod Command™?
Not yet! The game is still under development, and is more of a writing engine at this time, but you can read accounts on the blog, and, eventually, full reports.