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On Thursday, China seized an unmanned sub in the South China Sea that belonged to the US Navy. Following a diplomatic complaint from the Pentagon, China now says it will return the vessel and that Americans were "hyping up" an incident that's really no big deal.

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China just seized an unmanned underwater vehicle operated by the US Navy, according to reports from Reuters. The seizure occurred in the South China Sea yesterday, and the US has since demanded that the vehicle be returned.

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On 10 April 1940, British submarine HMS Tarpon and its crew of 50 were sent to Norway to intercept Nazi merchant vessels. They were was never heard from again. Now, after 76 years, the sub has finally been found. An investigation of the remarkably well preserved vessel shows it didn't go down without a fight.

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Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is set to announce that France's DCNS Group has won the competitive tender process to build Australia's next fleet of submarines, the replacement for the locally-built diesel-powered Collins class. The nuclear-powered DCNS Barracuda will reportedly be adapted to use conventional power sources, beating out competing designs from Japan and Germany.