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Is This Semi-Autonomous Mini Submarine The SEALs' Next Super Weapon?

U.S. Navy SEALs have to infiltrate and exfiltrate from some of the most hostile areas on earth, and often times they travel underwater to do so. The Mark 8 SEAL Delivery Vehicle (SDV) has been used in various configurations for decades for this mission, and after previous tries to replace it, a group with an… » 7/29/15 5:43pm Wednesday 5:43pm

Confessions Of A U.S. Navy Submarine Officer

We have all seen Hunt For The Red October, Crimson Tide and other submarine films, but what is life really like aboard the world’s most advanced and silent submarines? One of our go-to submariners, who told us the story of an epic maritime beer run, takes us into this shadowy world, one with a language all its own,… » 7/02/15 10:03am 7/02/15 10:03am

The Ohio-Class Guided Missile Nuclear Submarine Is One Dangerous Beast

Four of the U.S. Navy’s gargantuan Ohio-class ballistic missile nuclear submarines, otherwise known as ‘Boomers,’ were converted into multi-role platforms capable of deploying throngs of special forces, spying, sinking ships and other subs and and putting any enemy within 1,000 miles of coast at risk of their arsenal… » 6/24/15 3:25pm 6/24/15 3:25pm

Even More Wacky Submarine Terms You Never Knew You Wanted To Know

Recently, Navy Chief Marty Noe took us on a dive into the ‘colorful’ world of submariner terminology, and as a result we were flooded with emails and comments with readers wanting more or wanting to contribute. So let’s take an even deeper dive into the world of submariner lingo, with more wacky submarine terms from … » 6/19/15 12:29pm 6/19/15 12:29pm

This Dolphin Is The Perfect Chaperone For The Navy's Newest Submarine

America’s newest nuclear submarine, the USS John Warner (SSN-785), has successfully completed its initial sea trials, and it brought along a friend to celebrate. The Dolphin is the proud symbol of U.S. Navy’s submarine force, and having one escort the new sub during a surface transit on its first voyage may be a good… » 6/05/15 6:05pm 6/05/15 6:05pm

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

Finnish Navy Drops Depth Charges Near Foreign Submarine Off Helsinki

In an incident that is highly reminiscent of Sweden’s phantom sub hunt last fall, the Finnish Navy has detected a foreign sub in its littoral waters near Helsinki, and it is not playing nice trying to get rid of it. Depth charges have been dropped to let the sub’s crew know that the people on the surface are on to… » 4/28/15 3:55pm 4/28/15 3:55pm

The Navy's Most Shadowy Spy Is 450 Feet Long & Named After Jimmy Carter

Submarines are a lot like Batman, they are covered in rubber and are great fighters, but they are gadget toting stealth detectives at their core. Of the Navy’s sub force, there is no boat more capable at sleuthing under the high seas than the heavily modified Seawolf Class submarine, the USS Jimmy Carter SSN-23. » 4/23/15 11:57am 4/23/15 11:57am

This Time Lapse Of A Nuclear Fast Attack Sub Entering Dry Dock Is Sweet

This time lapse, shot at Naval Base Point Loma in San Diego, of the Los Angeles class nuclear fast attack sub USS San Francisco entering drydock is pretty awesome. Not only do you get to see how they bring in one these amazing machines for repairs, but you also see some pretty cool ship traffic in the background. » 4/12/15 4:19pm 4/12/15 4:19pm

DARPA's Unmanned Submarine Stalker Could Change Naval Warfare Forever

In 2010, DARPA announced that it wanted to create a surface dwelling unmanned sub hunter stalker, otherwise known as the Anti-Submarine Warfare Continuous Trail Unmanned Vessel, or ACTUV for short. Fast forward five years and the prototype is about to set sail. What comes next could be a revolution in naval warfare. » 4/04/15 2:20pm 4/04/15 2:20pm

Russia Just Fired Yet Another Ballistic Missile From The Barents Sea

Just a week ago, we reported that Russia had fired a submarine launched ballistic missile (SLBM) from the Barents Sea, while also flying 19 separate aircraft at NATO forces. Today, just a week later, Russia has fired off yet another SLBM from the same location, which borders on the increasingly strategic Arctic zone. » 11/05/14 7:38pm 11/05/14 7:38pm

Sweden Has A Sub That's So Deadly The US Navy Hired It To Play Bad Guy

We have been glued all week to the sub saga off the coast of Sweden, where six days in Swedish forces have only now called off their search for an elusive sub hiding in the waters off Stockholm. Yet what nobody has mentioned is just how deadly and capable Sweden's own sub fleet is, and there are few better weapons for… » 10/24/14 2:58pm 10/24/14 2:58pm

Supreme Commander Of Swedish Forces On Mystery Sub: 'It's Fucked Up'

When we first heard the Sweden was hunting for a phantom submarine that may or may not be stranded in its coastal waters, we knew it was something. Weird? No. Confusing? Possibly, but not quite there. But thanks to the Supreme Commander of the Swedish Forces, we have new terminology for it: "Fucked up." » 10/22/14 3:00pm 10/22/14 3:00pm

Sweden May Have Mystery Sub Cornered, Ready To Use Force To Surface It

The sub saga continues in the littorals off Sweden's coast. There are signs, and rumors that Sweden may have the mystery submersible surrounded in a bay just off the southern tip of Stockholm. Meanwhile, Swedish commanders are now saying that they are prepared to use whatever weaponry needed to make the craft come to… » 10/21/14 5:19pm 10/21/14 5:19pm

Is Sweden Hunting For A Russian Submarine In Distress Near Stockholm?

Details remain sketchy, but something is clearly afoot off the coast of Stockholm Sweden, where a large search and intelligence operation is underway involving ships, from small riverine craft to stealthy Visby Class Corvettes, aircraft and over 200 operators. Something of great interest is under the water, and it may… » 10/19/14 11:00am 10/19/14 11:00am