In 1884 “Project Daedalus” was founded by the U.S. government to develop advanced aeronautical technologies derived from the wreckage of Helsingard’s “warzeppelin” found at Groom Lake, Nevada. These early Daedalus facilities would become Area 51.In 1955 the CIA split Daedalus personnel to develop advanced reconnaissance aircraft under Project Aquatone. Daedalus then focused on Helsingard’s more esoteric technologies, principally his forays into human-machine hybridization and neuro-mechanical interfaces as well as rudimentary genetic engineering. Experimentation within the ranks soon resulted in all personnel possessing at least minor cybernetic modification.
The slightly unnatural demeanors and uniform dress code of Project Daedalus operatives gave rise to the “men in black” phenomenon.Project Daedalus field teams typically consist of two to five agents. Standard procedure is to “hide in the open.” Project Daedalus personnel look like “government agents” and they encourage this perception in the field. All personnel have cybernetic augmentation: from the minimal required D-Net neural links, to sensory suites, to full-body weaponization. Agents tend to travel in black sedans and, under special circumstances, unmarked black helicopters.