An autonomous surface vehicle that can go pick up a target with a range of 10 km and tow it back to the starting position. Getting to target fairly quickly, towing back at low speed.
Same as above, but 1 km to start with.
I plan to purchase an old used full size jet ski to be used as a test platform. The first step will be to make it remote controlled. The second will be FPV, and the third will be to introduce some degree of self control, or ability to follow waypoints. A natural fourth goal would be half way position holding (circling), or some sort of proper DP function.
The project will require people will different backrounds and obviously take more than a weekend to complete.
I have various RC equipment, multicopter wookong M purchased with 50 waypoint upgrade and telemetry, an OSD with GPS and compass, a couple of Go Pro cameras, a gymbal, etc. I believe the technology exists today to do this without a military budget.
I also have a 16 ft Zodiac RIB with 50 HP which can be used as the Mother Ship, or to water ski, tube, knee board, etc .....
If Mythbusters can drive full size vehicles around with RC radio's, we can too.
It would be nice to get a list of people that would be interested in trying to make this happen.