Acoustic Kitty - CIA cat with mission to bug Kremlin. A battery and a microphone were implanted into a cat and an antenna into its tail. This would allow the cats to innocuously record and transmit sound from their surroundings. Due to problems with distraction, the cat's sense of hunger had to be addressed in another operation. Surgical and training expenses are thought to have amounted to over $25 million.
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Acoustic Kitty of the CIA - Acoustic Kitty was a CIA project launched by the Directorate of Science & Technology in the 1960s attempting to use cats in spy missions, intended to spy on the Kremlin and Soviet embassies, recording the links between the buildings in the area.
Acoustic Kitty of the CIA - The CIA decided to implant listening devices into the cat’s ears and then train them to obey them so they could go exactly where they wanted them to and where they were told. That alone is a hell of a task! Not even a cat version of Cesar Milan can accomplish that on a cat. The CIA opened up their new program called Project Acoustic Kitty, a 5 year long, 20 Million dollar program.
Memorial to the Acoustic Kitty of the CIA
Acoustic Kitty of the CIA - After the cat’s death, the CIA returned to the accident site and collected the spy’s remains. They didn’t want the Soviets to get their hands on the audio equipment. Project Acoustic Kitty was completely abandoned in 1967. Deploying agents that the CIA had little to no control over was deemed a phenomenally bad idea. The project was declared an utter failure.
Acoustic Kitty of the CIA
The 1st mission for Acoustic Kitty was to eavesdrop on a conversation. The mission took place near the Soviet embassy. The CIA agents sat in van across the street where they released Acoustic Kitty. The kitty took a few steps out of the van towards the street and was ran over by a taxi. This was the only mission of Project Acoustic Kitty. The CIA concluded that “it would not be practical.”
Acoustic Kitty of the CIA - We all know that cats are pretty sneaky, but we never thought about using them for spies. The CIA however, are not like you and me. They come up with some crazy ideas and plans. They realized that kitties are small, stealthy, and excel at seducing human beings with their purrs. Once the kitty has infiltrated into the system, it just purrs away as their new found owners release their secrets.