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Putin Dives Deeper Into Bond Villain Territory, Explores Black Sea In Sub

A Byzantine shipwreck from roughly 1,000 years ago was discovered on the floor of the Black Sea in May, which was apparently so fascinating to Russian President Vladimir Putin that he decided to check it out for himself. (You can do stuff like that when you’re Putin.) » 8/19/15 3:54pm 8/19/15 3:54pm

All The Wacky Submarine Terms You Never Knew You Wanted To Know

They don’t call it the ‘Silent Service’ for nothing. The world of U.S. Navy submarine operations may be shadowy, but it’s full of rich culture, honed over years of stuffing bus loads of sailors into a steel tubes for months on end. Out of this unique environment, some colorful terminology has sprung. » 6/02/15 3:14pm 6/02/15 3:14pm

British Sub Crewman Lambasts Safety and Security In Scorching Letter

What goes on with the submarines that launch nuclear intercontinental ballistic missiles is one of the most tightly guarded secrets that any country can have. So with that in mind, one British submariner just uploaded a load of alarming information onto the Internet. And this dirty laundry is unfortunately soiled with… » 5/18/15 2:33pm 5/18/15 2:33pm

Here's Why Dynamic Mongoose Is NATO's Biggest Anti-Sub Exercise Ever

We tend to go on and on about random exercises here on Foxtrot Alpha, but this time, it’s different. Operation Dynamic Mongoose is the biggest anti-submarine exercise NATO has ever conducted, and it reflects both deep-seated fears and the effort to catch up on years of management mistakes. » 5/14/15 5:29pm 5/14/15 5:29pm

A British Submarine Hit 'Ice' And Now Has A Massive Dent

All Royal Navy Trafalgar-class submarines have specially strengthened hulls and conning towers for breaking through massive polar icepacks. Yet for some reason, HMS Talent returned to port sporting a massive dent in its forehead, and the British Ministry of Defence is blaming it on “ice.” Okay. » 4/06/15 9:15pm 4/06/15 9:15pm

Billionaire Paul Allen Finds Sunken Battleship With Private Submarine

Paul Allen was an original founder of Microsoft, started a space launch company and now owns the Seattle Seahawks, as well as one of the world's largest yachts, which comes with its own submarine. With a long list of accomplishments under his belt, he did the one thing you would do. Go looking for sunken battleships. » 3/05/15 4:20pm 3/05/15 4:20pm

Sweden Says That This Is Definitive Proof A Sub Violated Its Waters

Sweden started making a big fuss about a month ago, saying that something was under the water just off its coast. It wasn't supposed to be, and they were pissed. After launching a massive hunt, they came up with nothing, but Sweden says this picture proves they knew what they were talking about all along. » 11/14/14 2:53pm 11/14/14 2:53pm

North Korea's Brand New Ballistic Sub Discontinued by Soviets in 1990

Looks like North Korea's engineers have been hard at work brushing up on their obsolete Soviet-era technology. Because after acquiring 10 discontinued Soviet subs, everyone's favorite little warmongering-dictatorship-that-could has finally rendered the outdated ballistic vessels seaworthy—and it only took them 21… » 11/03/14 11:41am 11/03/14 11:41am

Here Is A List Of Things Newer Than Kim Jong-Un's Submarine

Here's North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, looking like the happiest boy in the world in his Romeo-class submarine. North Korea was assembling these noisy boats from kits up until as late as 1995, but the truth of the matter is, the Romeo-class design is pure 1950s Soviet vintage. » 8/06/14 12:27pm 8/06/14 12:27pm

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 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. » 7/05/14 3:28pm 7/05/14 3:28pm