Jackson Boldt's latest invention the Boldt Bat is up for DARPA flight testing. So far all the entries failed from freak accidents. Indicators suggest the various malfunctions are attributed to the Curse of Point Mugu and the Ghosts from the Battle of Palmdale. Major Brandon G. Hurlmann in charge of the flight testing acts odd, displeased with the billionaire CEO's role, and Boldt's Bat is the final entrant to win the DARPA grant. It all comes together on the ocean when the new submarine hunter drone leaves the dock...