ASSISTED SEA CYBORG
Cetaceans have long been used
by military outfits, trained for marine mine
clearance, reconnaissance, and even attack roles.
However their willful, individualistic personalities
caused severe problems. Escapees were common,
which represented an extremely expensive loss
in both resources and time, for their trainers.
The J8 program solved this issue with heavily
genetically modified Belugas featuring post-growth
expansive mechanical grafting which fitted them
to be overseen by a human pilot.
Opened canopy exposes cockpit.
Legs mounted on underbelly allow cyborg to
crawl along the seabottom and minimize water
disruption for the sake of covert movement.
Manipulator arms can be controlled by pilot
for precise tasks (repairs, sabotage, etc).
Feed tubes supply a space efficient, dehydrated
cocktail to nourish the remaining biological
elements of the cyborg.
Synthetic fin extensions can unfurl or contract
depending on the need for speed or maneuverability.