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System will be available to military and government operations, but may expand to civilian use.

The system would call for a network of acoustic emitters that submarines could use to triangulate their exact position, just like the GPS in your car.


The US Navy spends a lot of time in the Arctic ice, but it's the way the service's boats bust through the icepack that most impressive.


Despite the omnipresence of nuclear-powered steam turbines in today's naval vessels, like so many weapons systems, early efforts were an absolute mess.


Three brand-new subs, including one that was commissioned less than a week ago, are being restricted from service due to a faulty weld repair.


Ever wonder what life is really like on a submarine? This expansive feature can probably answer your questions. It really is a must-read.


The US Navy has assigned 38 women to the USS Michigan, making them the first females to be assigned aboard an active-duty submarine.


A nuclear-powered Oscar II sub caught fire at its dock while undergoing a refit in a northern Russian shipyard.


The British Royal Navy has confirmed that one of its subs was damaged after hitting ice while on patrol, although that may not be the whole story.


Russia's belligerence is quite evident on land. The country's military continues to mass along the Ukrainian border, and its efforts in Chechnya have left it battle hardened. Not to be forgotten, though, is the former Red Navy, which has just laid the keels for three new submarines.


The military's march towards gender equality could see a big improvement in the coming years as plans are unveiled to allow enlisted women to join female officers on the US Navy's Ohio-class missile boats and Virginia-class attack submarines.


Remember when we reported the long-lost-but-found-again Lotus Esprit submarine used in the James Bond film The Spy Who Loved Me had sold at auction in London for $966,560 (well, $863,000 plus a 12-percent buyer's premium)? At the time, the buyer's identity remained a mystery, but Jalopnik has reported and confirmed that the man with money to burn is none other than billionaire Elon Musk, CEO of both Tesla Motors and SpaceX. What's even more shocking (maybe not for Musk) is that he wants to insta


Personal mobility had come a long way in the last few decades, but one area that's been – rather predictably – left out is underwater transport. South Korea's Raonhaje wants to change that with the introduction of the EGO submarine.


Acura NSX Submarine - Click above to watch the video after the jump


Click above for a gallery of the Esprit S1 from The Spy Who Loved Me


First I am going to pose a question, then, I am going to make a statement. Here goes: Is nuclear power good or bad? In this particular example, a new submarine for the British Royal Navy is powered by its very own nuclear reactor, and said nuclear reactor will power the machine for its entire expected 25-year lifespan. While the idea of never needing to refill a gas tank or recharge batteries sounds great, the question is whether nuclear power is a good option. Like I said earlier, this example


Isn't this what we have all been waiting for? A commercially available plug-in electric? This one in particular is capable of operation for 2.5 hours and can dive up to 150 feet. Wait a minute... dive? Yes, this is a submersible vessel, or a submarine. Huh. Pretty cool, and of course, it is alternative transportation!

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