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Project: HyDRA

Title: HYDRA – A Hypersonic Defensive and Restrictive Autonomous defense Platform

Executive Summary:

The HYDRA (Hypersonic Defensive and Restrictive Autonomous system) defense platform is a revolutionary new defense technology being developed, crowdfunded, and crowdbuilt by the Int3rPlantary DAO. It utilizes hypersonic-capable drone dirigibles to protect regions and nations from incoming threats. The system is designed to be autonomous and allow for manual remote piloting when special actions are required. The defense platform’s advanced autonomous threat detection capabilities quickly identify and swarm incoming threats, neutralizing them with onboard munitions to ensure complete destruction of the threat and threat region as specified in the mission scope.

In addition to the HYDRA platform’s capabilities as a reactive defense system, it can also be configured as a “Drone Wall” to create a barrier between friendly and unfriendly parties. The “Drone Dome” configuration is designed to restrict the movement and activities of hostile regions and sanctioned hostile governance entities, while the “Drone Shield” can be used to protect a forward operating position or other areas as needed.

The HYDRA system represents a breakthrough in defense technology, providing unprecedented levels of speed and efficiency in neutralizing threats. Its autonomous capabilities, advanced threat detection, and swarm tactics make it a versatile and powerful defense tool meant to stop the progress of hostile entities, ensure defense against them, and restrict their movement outside of their geographical sovereignty. With a focus on hypersonic-capable drone dirigibles and advanced AI, the HYDRA system provides an innovative defense solution that can adapt to various scenarios and provide comprehensive protection to regions and partners.

Key Features:

-Hypersonic-capable rigid skin

-Bouncy via lift gas

-Autonomous and manual piloting

-Threat object detection, identification, and destruction

-Capable of carrying cargo and a warhead / payload

-Anti-tamper technologies

-Must be able to operate in case of communication loss

-Magnetic attachment for threat object destruction or course change

-Quantum communication via wireless interconnectivity

Design and Construction:

The HYDRA system is comprised of a fleet of standardized dirigibles, known as Xenocrafts, with varying sizes depending on the specific application. Each Xenocraft is built with a hypersonic-capable rigid skin, made of a graphene composite material for durability and strength. The envelope of the Xenocraft is filled with hydrogen gas, which provides the necessary lift for the dirigible to float in the air.


| Parameter | 8-meter Xenocraft | 12-meter Xenocraft | 24-meter Xenocraft | | --- | --- | --- | --- | | Dirigible diameter | 26.25ft (8m) | 39.37ft (12m) | 78.74ft (24m) | | Dirigible dry weight | 440lbs (200kg) | 1,000lbs (453.6kg) | 4,400lbs (1,995kg) | | Envelope volume | 9,857.7ft^3(279.2m^3) | 31,197.2ft^3(904.8m^3) | 251,188.4ft^3(7,107.4m^3) | | Mass of displaced air | 1,359.8lbs (617.1kg) | 3,739.7lbs (1,702.6kg) | 30,277.5lbs (13,739.9kg) | | Mass of hydrogen needed to fill envelope | 999.2lbs (453.0kg) | 2,755.3lbs (1,249kg) | 22,286.1lbs (10,103.7kg) | | Available cargo capacity (without storage pods) | 440lbs (200kg) | 1,000lbs (453.6kg) | 4,400lbs (1,995kg) |

This code will produce the same table that was shown in the white paper proposal.

Threat Detection and Response:

The HYDRA system is equipped with advanced AI and threat detection capabilities, allowing it to quickly identify and respond to incoming threats. The system can be manually piloted by trained operators or operate autonomously, depending on the specific situation. The HYDRA system is also designed to operate in case of communication loss, with backup communication systems and fail-safes in place to ensure the system remains operational.

Opportunities for Decentralization and Citizen Employment:

The HYDRA system presents opportunities for decentralization and citizen employment through the use of VR/AR piloting systems. By replacing the real theater of war with a gaming interface, the HYDRA system can reduce PTSD and other mental stress for pilots. Additionally, the HYDRA system may require a large number of trained pilots, presenting an opportunity for member employment and support for eventual UBI.


The HYDRA system represents a groundbreaking new technology in the field of defense and security. By utilizing hypersonic-capable drone dirigibles, the system is capable of quickly and efficiently neutralizing incoming threats. With advanced AI and threat detection capabilities, as well as opportunities for decentralization and citizen employment, the HYDRA system is poised to revolutionize the field of defense and security.

The standardized Xenocrafts have been designed with specific criteria in mind, and their properties have been optimized to meet those criteria. As shown in the table, the size of the Xenocraft directly affects its cargo capacity, mass of air displaced, and mass of hydrogen needed to fill it. These factors must be considered when selecting the appropriate Xenocraft for a specific mission.

In summary, the HYDRA system provides a versatile, advanced, and powerful defense technology that can be configured to meet various defense needs. It is a technological breakthrough that is set to change the face of defense and security, and open new opportunities for citizen employment and decentralized, semi-autonomous theater reality replacement via VR/AR piloting systems.