submarines

Monster Machines: Say Hello To America's Newest Attack Sub

After five years of construction, the newest submarine in the US fleet is ready to set sail. But this Virginia-class sub is not like the others — it’s far more deadly and way less expensive to operate.


Sweden Is Hunting A Mystery Submarine Off Its Coastline, And It's About To Get Heated

Tensions are high off the coast of Sweden right now, as the country’s navy hunts what it believes to be a broken down Russian submarine hiding below the surface. The whole thing feels like it’s torn from the pages of a Tom Clancy novel.


Monster Machines: The World's First Powered Submarine Arrived 60 Years Before Its Time

The Axis war effort throughout the first half of the 1940s led to some incredible advances in submarine technology. That includes the anaerobic Walter turbine — a newfangled engine that didn’t need oxygen to work. Even more incredible, these discoveries were not entirely new, but in fact more than 60 years old — the fruits of a Victorian-era engineer’s labours during construction of the world’s first powered submarine.


This Giant Russian Ship Is Toting Two Submarines

America’s isn’t the only military to rely on heavy-lift transport vessels, the unusual class of utility ship that helped ferry the crippled USS Cole home for repairs. Russia has just released a series of photos documenting the slow return trip to the Zvezdochka shipyard for a pair of its Akula II-class submarines, the Bratsk and the Samara.


China Says New Supersonic Sub Would Reach San Francisco In 100 Minutes

China claims it has found a way to create a supersonic underwater vessel that could travel from China to San Francisco in less than two hours using new developments in supercavitation. This could be extremely useful for travel — but also for the development of underwater weapons. In fact, this is a military project.


Monster Machines: Nowhere Under The Sea Is Safe From Britain's Newest Nuclear Submarine

Russia isn’t the only nation launching a nuclear sub hunter after two decades of development. The UK recently rolled the third of seven £1 billion ($1.8 billion) Astute Class nuclear submarines, the HMS Artful, out of its cavernous dry dock for a year of demanding sea trials and a quarter century of service beneath the seas.


The Sub That Took Russia 20 Years To Build Is Finally Ready

After more than two decades in development, Russia has finally inducted its newest submarine into the Northern Fleet — a massive nuclear-powered submarine hunter christened the Severodvinsk. Better late than never, I guess.


Australia, Japan Collaborating On Stealth Submarines

A deal has been reached between Australia and Japan to collaborate on stealth submarine technology, which could mean Australia’s existing Collins-class subs are replaced towards the end of the next decade with a faster, quieter and more efficient variant.


Quantum Positioning Could Be A Radically New Sub Navigation System

We take GPS so much for granted on land that it’s easy to forget where GPS doesn’t work — like deep underwater, where only strange sea creatures and submarines roam. Enter the bizarre new world of quantum positioning, where supercooled atoms could be the future of navigation.


Monster Machines: This Submarine Periscope Can Spy Virtually Through The Waves

On the modern high seas, raising your submarine’s periscope at the wrong time is just as bad as raising a flag with a target on it. But thanks to a new optical suite developed by Israel’s Technion Institute of Technology, tomorrow’s subs will only ever have to break waves when in port.


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