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  • Missing sub rumored to have brought Nazis to South America discovered

    04/19/2018 10:55:33 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 46 replies
    nypost.com ^ | April 18, 2018 | 1:08pm | By Jon Lockett, The Sun
    The missing submarine was found off the coast of Denmark. Sea War Museum Jutland _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ A missing German submarine said to have taken the defeated Nazi leadership to South America has been discovered after being lost at sea for nearly 73 years. The U-3523 was one of Hitler’s Type XXI submarines – a new and highly advanced design which came too late to stop an allied victory. It was the first class of U-boats designed to sail submerged for a prolonged period of time and had a range which allowed it to sail non-stop to South America. The U-3523...
  • Catholic Peace Activists Denied Bail After Entering Sub Base

    04/10/2018 6:42:24 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 19 replies
    Crux ^ | 4/7/18 | Dennis Sadowski
    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Seven Catholic peace activists were denied bail during a court appearance April 6, a day after they were detained after entering Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay in Georgia to protest nuclear weapons. Calling themselves the Kings Bay Plowshares, the seven faced charges of possession of tools for the commission of a crime and interference with government property, both felonies, and criminal trespass, a misdemeanor. Chief Magistrate Jennifer E. Lewis of the Camden County Magistrate Court said in court she was denying bond, claiming that they posed a threat to the community because she believed they could return...
  • Joe Biden’s Son’s Massive Deal with Chinese Company ‘Trying to Steal’ America’s Nuclear Secrets

    03/20/2018 3:43:39 PM PDT · by detective · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 20 Mar 2018 | Robert Kraychik
    Shortened title. Full title: Exclusive: Peter Schweizer Reveals Joe Biden’s Son’s Massive Deal with Chinese Company ‘Trying to Steal’ America’s Nuclear Secrets Peter Schweizer, president of the Government Accountability Institute and author of the new book Secret Empires: How the American Political Class Hides Corruption and Enriches Family and Friends, joined SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Tonight on Monday to detail the involvement of Hunter Biden, former Vice President Joe Biden’s second son, in a China-backed private equity firm’s investment in a Chinese atomic energy company indicted for “nuclear power conspiracy against the United States.”
  • China tests radical magnetic propulsion system that could make nuclear submarines [tr]

    11/04/2017 4:27:13 AM PDT · by C19fan · 17 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 3, 2017 | Cheyenne McDonald
    China has developed a new magnetic propulsion motor that could make nuclear submarines far stealthier, state media have claimed. According to a new report, the China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC) has tested the country’s first permanent system of this kind, paving the way for quieter and more elusive high-speed vessels. The new magnetic drive, if successful, could bring the Chinese navy more on par with the US and other Western naval forces.
  • Dem says Russian subs 'dangerously close' to U.S.

    03/21/2016 10:32:58 PM PDT · by MIA_eccl1212 · 38 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 3/21/16 | Joel Gehrke
    Russian President Vladimir Putin is deploying nuclear-armed submarines "dangerously close" to the United States and European allies, a Senate Democrat said following a trip to the Arctic Circle. "No one is suggesting that Putin is contemplating a nuclear launch against a NATO country, but it's not clear how tethered to reality Putin is," Connecticut Sen. Chris Murphy told reporters Monday. "And it should make us nervous that many of his submarines are starting to get dangerously close to the U.S. and our allies." Murphy made the comments while arguing that the U.S. Navy needs to pursue an aggressive plan to...
  • U.S. Navy swapping $38,000 periscope joysticks for $30 Xbox controllers on high-tech submarines

    09/19/2017 2:43:55 PM PDT · by PROCON · 36 replies
    geekwire.com ^ | Sept. 19, 2017 | KURT SCHLOSSER
    The cost of an Xbox 360 controller is significantly less than the joystick previously used to control the submarine periscope. (Lockheed Martin Photo) OK, so my 10-year-old kid could board an advanced U.S. Navy submarine and operate the periscope? That seems to be the pretty cool assumption based on the fact that sailors are now using Xbox 360 controllers to perform functions aboard some vessels. The Virginian-Pilot newspaper reported that the Microsoft game-console controllers have replaced the helicopter-style stick used to control the periscope on Virginia-class submarines. The periscope itself is not the rotating tube most people think of thanks...
  • Defense Secretary Suggests Civilians Are 'Pussies' For Sitting On The Sidelines

    08/22/2017 4:03:28 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 88 replies
    Newsweek ^ | August 16, 2017 | Harriet Sinclair
    Donald Trump’s secretary of defense James ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis appeared to suggest those who did not serve the country were “a bunch of pussies.” The retired general made the comments at an address to members of the U.S. Navy last week, and the transcript was made available by the Defense Department website this week. “You will have some of the best days of your life and some of the worst days of your life in the U.S. Navy, you know what I mean?" Mattis told the troops at an event at Naval Base Kitsap, Washington. "That means you're living. That...
  • The Awans, Obama, and Saddam Hussein and Iran's nuclear programs

    08/07/2017 11:51:37 PM PDT · by Fedora · 47 replies
    Original research | 08/08/2017 | Fedora
    As many of you will recall, Obama made a trip to Pakistan when he was at Occidental College. I am seeing indicators that this relates to the Awans' network and to Iraq and Iran's nuclear programs, which I'm putting out here for others to help fill the missing pieces in and to get this to the right people. First, a recap of Obama's Pakistan trip:Obama’s Russia Problem: Obama's Links to Soviet-era Spy Rings and Terrorist NetworksAt Occidental College, Obama became involved in radical student politics, deliberately networking with activist students and professors, as he mentions in his autobiography. In 1981,...
  • Taking down the arguments against Trident (Read this)

    07/31/2017 2:42:38 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    Save the Royal Navy ^ | January 4, 2016
    The case for Trident – disposing of common arguments against renewing Britain’s nuclear weapons capability and the Royal Navy’s Successor submarines. In 2016 Parliament approved the construction of 4 replacement of ‘Successor’ ballistic missile submarines for the Royal Navy. Despite majority public support, a very vocal minority opposes British nuclear weapons and the subject continues to be hotly debated. The current Vanguard class submarines, built during the 1990s needs to be replaced in order to safely and reliably maintain deterrent patrols. This project does not involve procurement of any new warheads or an upgrade in nuclear capability. The US-made Trident...
  • Maritime Monday for June 19th, 2017: Defense for Country, Tobacco for Society

    06/19/2017 10:34:38 AM PDT · by Oatka · 1 replies
    gCaptain ^ | June 18, 2017 | unknown
    Just off River Street, behind the New Heritage Diner, it looms like something out of the Battle of Midway: the U.S.S. Ling, a World War II-era submarine, squatting in a shallow stretch in the upper reaches of the Hackensack River. http://3kbo302xo3lg2i1rj8450xje.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/sub.jpg This 312-foot hulk of gray steel has been berthed along the river’s shoreline since the early 1970s, when the Navy offered it to a group of local veterans. They were looking to use it as the theme of a new naval museum with the help of the owners of The Record of Bergen County, whose headquarters long stood on...
  • China Is Building The World's Largest Nuclear Submarine Facility (Build Four Subs At A Time)

    04/21/2017 9:52:34 AM PDT · by blam · 52 replies
    Popular Science ^ | 4-19-2017 | Jeffrey Lin and P.W. Singer
    It can build four subs at a time. When this enclosed submarine factory begins operation later this year, the Bohai Shipbuilding Heavy Industry Co. (BSHIC) will be able to quickly build nuclear submarines. Assembling SSNs in a building also provides the advantage of sheltering against the weather, not to mention nosy spy satellites. Starting later this year, China's new submarine factory on the Yellow Sea will churn out nuclear-powered attack submarines—also known as SSNs—all but ensuring that the sub program of the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) will be a deadly global force. Bohai Shipbuilding Heavy Industrial Corporation is putting...
  • Navy Redesigning Its Submarines to Accommodate Women

    04/19/2017 11:28:44 AM PDT · by C19fan · 46 replies
    Real Clear Defense ^ | April 19, 2017 | Jennifer McDermott
    Every submarine in the U.S. fleet was designed with the height, reach and strength of men in mind, from the way valves are placed to how display screens are angled. That's going to change.
  • US Navy redesigning its submarines to accommodate women

    04/19/2017 12:12:03 AM PDT · by Robwin · 88 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 04/18/2017 | JENNIFER McDERMOTT
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- Every submarine in the U.S. fleet was designed with the height, reach and strength of men in mind, from the way valves are placed to how display screens are angled. That's going to change. With women now serving aboard submarines, defense contractor Electric Boat is designing what will be the first Navy subs built specifically to accommodate female crew members. The designers are doing the obvious things, such as adding more doors and washrooms to create separate sleeping and bathing areas for men and women and to give them more privacy. But they are also making...
  • Is there a Russian or North Korean submarine off the coast of California? Unusual [tr]

    04/11/2017 7:15:06 AM PDT · by C19fan · 66 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 11, 2017 | Anna Hopkins
    The idling presence of anti-submarine military crafts hovering off the United States' West Coast has prompted concerns of a possible threat to national security. Concerns have circulated that a foreign submarine from North Korea or Russia could be the reason for the unusual military activity off the coast of California. Three low-lying military aircraft were reportedly seen in the area using flight-tracking software, despite it not being a normal area of surveillance.
  • Russia’s Most Formidable Nuclear Attack Submarine Is Almost Ready

    03/16/2017 7:36:18 AM PDT · by C19fan · 16 replies
    War is Boring ^ | March 16, 2017 | Dave Majumdar
    Russia is set to launch its second Yasen-class nuclear-powered attack submarine on March 30. Called Kazan, the new vessel is an upgraded Project 885M design that is in many ways much more capable than the lead ship of the class, K-560 Severodvinsk. “Kazan is expected to be rolled out and put afloat on March 30,” a Russian defense source told the Moscow-based TASS news agency.
  • Recovered WWI German u-boat revives 'sea monster' tales

    02/21/2017 4:46:16 PM PST · by Beowulf9 · 19 replies
    http://www.foxnews.com ^ | October 27, 2016 | Tom Metcalfe
    The wreck of a World War I German submarine has been discovered off the coast of Scotland by marine engineers surveying the route of an undersea power cable. Researchers said they think the wreck is one of two German U-boats sunk by British patrol ships in the Irish Sea in 1918 — including one that was supposedly attacked by a sea monster, according to an internet legend.
  • Electric Boat to hire 2,000 to build nuclear subs

    01/10/2017 12:18:07 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Connecticut Post ^ | January 9, 2017 | Bill Cummings
    With a Navy commitment in hand to build 18 new Columbia-class nuclear submarines, Electric Boat in Groton is planning a hiring and spending spree that will be felt across the state. The company is gearing up to hire 2,000 new employees this year at its Connecticut and Rhode Island plants, with 1,350 jobs slated for Groton. Electric Boat employs about 14,500 people in Connecticut and Rhode Island, and that employment is projected to grow to 18,000 by 2030. Company President Jeffrey Geiger on Monday told business and legislative leaders during an annual update that the company will meet the Navy's...
  • Pentagon approves potential $126 billion submarine project

    01/07/2017 12:36:27 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    United Press International ^ | January 5, 2017 | Ryan Maass
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- The U.S. Department of Defense intends to move forward with its $126 billion plan to procure 12 new nuclear submarines for the U.S. Navy. Under the plan, the Navy's existing Ohio-class ballistic missile submarines will be replaced by the developing Columbia-class submarines at an estimated cost of roughly $8 billion per ship. Pentagon acquisition undersecretary Frank Kendall voiced his approval during a recent interview with Bloomberg. "I'm hoping to have it done before I leave," Kendall said, noting his job ends when President Barack Obama leaves office on Jan. 20. President Obama has supported the...
  • Hawkish lawmakers call for nuclear submarines to counter N. Korea's missile threats (South Korea)

    09/05/2016 1:56:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Korea Times ^ | August 29, 2016 | Yonhap
    A group of lawmakers from South Korea's ruling Saenuri Party said Monday the country should consider building a nuclear-powered submarine, amid escalating provocations by Pyongyang. The remark came as North Korea on Wednesday test-fired a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) in waters off its east coast. The South Korean military said the missile flew about 500 kilometers toward Japan, making the longest flight by such a missile launched by the communist country. "South Korea's military should move to deal effectively with North Korea's SLBM threat by deploying a submarine with nuclear propulsion that can better detect and attack North Korean vessels,"...
  • The ‘Alfa’ Attack Submarine Was Ahead of Its Time

    06/28/2016 11:10:52 AM PDT · by C19fan · 16 replies
    War is Boring ^ | June 26, 2016 | Robert Farley
    The Soviet Union began the Cold War well behind the United States in submarine technology. Although the Soviets acquired several of the most advanced German submarine types towards the end of the war, the United States had amassed a wealth of experience in submarine and antisubmarine practice from the Pacific War and the Battle of the Atlantic.