Tag Archive: Submarine

Submarine Breaks The Surface Of A Milan STREET… In A Clever marketing Stunt That Left Bystanders Completely Baffled



A little lost? A submarine appears to have surfaced from beneath a street in Milan in this scene which locals discovered as they got up for work yesterday morning



” The people of Milan awoke to find something a little strange yesterday morning.

Just off of Via dei Mercanti, near the heart of the old city, a submarine had apparently pushed its way through the paving stones and damaged a nearby car.

The road’s shattered surface lay piled up around, with baffled firefighters looking on. Meanwhile, sailors clambered down from the lost submarine’s tower to meet emergency crews at the scene.” 



 … And More Water Hijinks At DSEI




” James Bond was loaded into a torpedo tube and fired into the ocean in the 1967 film “You Only Live Twice” — and now amphibious forces like Navy SEALs are getting exactly the same tech.

Only this is no movie.

Revealed this week at DSEI — the world’s largest defense show — the SEAL Pod vehicles come in three different models for different missions: Torpedo SEAL Sub SEAL and the Sea Carrier.

Shooting SEALs from Torpedo tubes?
The Torpedo SEAL vehicle uses a submarine torpedo tube to deploy two divers.

Stowed and carried within a NATO-standard torpedo tube or beneath the submarine outer casing, it just needs to be extended and it is ready to use. Torpedo SEAL achieves speeds of about 4 knots with a lithium polymer battery and, depending on requirements, one or two thrusters.”








 US Submarine Forces Decline As China, Russia, Iran Advance Warfare Capabilities



” China, Russia, and Iran pose regional and strategic submarine threats and are building up undersea warfare capabilities as the Navy is cutting its submarine force by 30 percent, the admiral in charge of Pentagon submarine programs told Congress on Thursday.

Rear Adm. Richard Breckenridge, director of Navy undersea warfare programs, said the decline of U.S. submarines is placing a key U.S. military advantage at risk.

“Our adversaries are not standing still, and so even though we have an advantage and we have a lead, we can’t sit on our lead,” Breckenridge told a hearing of the House Armed Services seapower subcommittee.”