The US Navy is outfitting a pair of its submarines with new technologies that will improve its sonar and cut back on the noise of the boat's nuclear-powered steam generator. The new techs are being installed on the Virginia-class attack sub USS South Dakota (shown above is the Virginia-class USS Hawaii) and the Ohio-class ballistic-missile boat USS Maryland.
We like to think that most of the vehicles and gadgets we feature on TRANSLOGIC are fit for a Bond movie. Well, this high-tech pontoon actually was...sort of. The oblique Navy "Sea Shadow" inspired the stealth ship piloted by the evil Steve Jobs lookalike Elliot Carver from 1997's Tomorrow Never Dies. Unfortunately, appearing in a Brosnan-era Bond flick doesn't always ensure later success.
The Sea Shadow is set to be decommissioned and destroyed. The Navy offered it up for donation, but no suit