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DARPA’s New Autonomous Submarine-Hunter Could Change Naval Combat Forever

In 2010, DARPA announced it was creating an autonomous, submarine-hunting war machine that would be manned with exactly zero people. Now, that vehicle is ready for action.

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Michael Nunez

February 12th

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Watch a Russian submarine launch supersonic cruise missiles in the air

Watch a Russian submarine launch supersonic cruise missiles in the air

Here is footage showing a Russian Navy submarine attacking ISIS positions in Raqqa, Syria by launching missiles from the submarine itself. The Kalibr cruise missiles were launched from the Rostov-on-Don submarine, a Kilo-class diesel electric submarine, in the Mediterranean. It’s the first time Russia had launched strikes in Syria from a submarine in the Mediterranean.

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Casey Chan on Sploid, shared by Alissa Walker to Gizmodo

December 8th

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This Batshit Crazy Company Wants to Build Mobile Private Islands

Yachts are for chumps. People who really know how to spend their money get submersible yachts from Migaloo, a mysterious company that offers five different models of underwater palaces. But true evil villains just go for the Migaloo’s crown flagship: Kokomo Ailand.

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Adam Clark Estes

September 24th

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Boeing Patented a Drone That Turns Into a Submarine—Just Like in Movies

The idea to build a plane that turns into a submarine is not new. However, the mission to build an unmanned variation of such a vehicle is rather 21st-century. Boeing actually already has a design ready.

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Adam Clark Estes

August 18th

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Here Are NASA’s Plans to Send a Submarine to Titan

If we're ever going to explore the only celestial body in our solar system with surface bodies of liquid, we're going to need a sea-worthy vehicle. Luckily, NASA is all over the niche space submarine market.

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Katharine Trendacosta

February 13th

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Nowhere Under the Sea Is Safe from Britain’s Newest Nuclear Submarine

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.

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Andrew Tarantola

July 4th

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The Navy Just Launched a Drone from a Submarine—While Underwater

The Navy Just Launched a Drone from a Submarine—While Underwater

If you thought launching a drone from an aircraft carrier was impressive, you're going to be blown away by this: After six years of development, the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory has successfully launched a drone from a submerged submarine.

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Adam Clark Estes

December 5th

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This Island Holds the Decaying Remains of the Soviet Nuclear Fleet

This Island Holds the Decaying Remains of the Soviet Nuclear Fleet

Whereas most ruins of decades past are often strictly off-limits, Russia's Kildin island is a veritable petting zoo of the creepiest decaying military equipment you will ever get to see up close.

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Ashley Feinberg

November 25th

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The Super-Secret “Research” Sub That Helped Win the Cold War

The Super-Secret "Research" Sub That Helped Win the Cold War

Quests for scientific knowledge and military superiority often go hand-in-hand. And nowhere is that more exemplified than in the nuclear-powered NR-1 research vessel. When it wasn't busy exploring the wonders of the deep ocean, its crew engaged the Soviet Union in a dangerous cat-and-mouse game of sub-sea espionage—much of which is veiled in secrecy even today.

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Andrew Tarantola

November 15th

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A Self-Driving Mini Cooper Submarine for Commuting on the L.A. River

A Self-Driving Mini Cooper Submarine for Commuting on the L.A. River

You're late for a meeting in downtown Los Angeles and you're still all the way over in Burbank—13 miles and 45 stop-and-go minutes away by freeway. Instead, you walk a few blocks to the Los Angeles River, where you board a stylish pod-like watercraft. Soon, you're zipping down the river channel, faster than any vehicle on the 5 Freeway.

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Alissa Walker

November 14th

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