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US Navy signs Xbox 360 controllers up for submarine duty

Xbox 360 controllers are being called back to active duty. The US Navy will be replacing $38,000 periscope sticks with $30 gamepads aboard its top-of-the line Virginia class submarines. The military has been using video game controllers for decades now. Show More Summary

US Navy to Use Xbox 360 Controllers for Submarine Periscopes

If you can play Halo, you can control the multi-million dollar digital periscope on a multi-billion dollar nuclear-powered submarine. The post US Navy to Use Xbox 360 Controllers for Submarine Periscopes appeared first on ExtremeTec...

The US Navy Will Use Xbox Controllers To Run Its Submarines

5 days agoNews : The Lookout

The Navy is changing the controls for some of its submarines to accommodate younger sailors.

US’ Latest Nuclear Subs Use Xbox Controllers for Navigation

The US Navy has a growing fleet of Virginia class nuclear-powered submarines. They are among the most advanced war machines in the world, running north of $2.5 billion apiece. At nearly 400 feet […] The post US’ Latest Nuclear Subs Use Xbox Controllers for Navigation appeared first on

U.S. Navy to replace $38,000 joysticks with Xbox controllers, and here’s why

Complex problems often have simple solutions. Here’s a classic example for the same. US Navy’s Virginia-class submarines have advanced periscope with two photonics masts that rotate 360 degrees. And it is controlled with a helicopter-style stick. Show More Summary

US Navy will use Xbox controllers to steer submarine periscopes

The Pentagon might have to buy Xbox controllers en masse in the future if the military ends up using them to control its laser weapons and other equipment. In fact, the US Navy will begin stocking its modernized Virginia-class submarines with them, starting with the USS Colorado that's expected to be commissioned in November. Show More Summary

Why The US Navy Plans To Use 12-Year-Old Xbox 360 Controllers On Its Most Advanced Subs

Image. US Navy/Lockheed Martin Even though Microsoft has moved on from the Xbox 360 controller, the United States military still seems to think it is an ideal tool for operating some of the the latest manifestations of the military-industrial complex. More »      

More Navy officers fired for collisions at sea that killed 17 US sailors

Two senior Navy officers were fired Monday due to a “loss of confidence in their ability to command” after two collisions with civilian ships in the western Pacific killed 17 sailors at sea, the Pentagon said.Rear Adm. Charles Williams, commander of the warships on patrol in the Asia-Pacific region,...

US Navy fires two commanders after deadly sea collision

6 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Two U.S. Navy commanders were fired Monday due to a “loss of confidence in their ability to lead” after two deadly and highly publicized sea collisions this summer. Rear Adm. Charles William, commander of Task Force 70, and Capt. Jeffrey Bennett, commander of Destroyer Squadron 15 were...

US Navy fires two commanders after deadly sea collisions in Asia

6 days agoNews : Newsweek: US

Collisions involving U.S. navy vessels are rare overall, but there have been four incidents in total over the past year or so.  

Anthony Joseph Cicola; phony SEAL

Our partners at Military Phonies send us their work on this fellow Anthony Joseph Cicola (Tony) who claims that he was a Navy SEAL; But, no, the Navy doesn’t remember him like that – he was an engineman on the USS Jason (ARF-8) from 1976 – 1980. No SEAL Training;

US Navy expanding search for PFCs at former air station

The U.S. Navy says it plans to expand a search for potential chemical contaminants on a former Navy air station in Maine. Officials said they will meet Sept. 21 to … Click to Continue »

KAI probe widened to include Iraqi T-50 sale | Qatar pursues interest in Eurofighters | India completes Astra missile trials

Americas The US Navy’s newest America-class amphibious assault ship has been christened the USS Tripoli (LHA7). During a ceremony in Pascagoula, Miss., on Saturday, acting Undersecretary of the Navy Thomas Dee said the vessel “will be a force multiplier, and her crew will proudly serve our country for decades to come. I am grateful to […]

Boeing commences new Air Force One program | Sweden tests air defense solutions during exercises | Oshkosh JLTV visits the UK

Americas The US Navy has awarded a contract modification to Boeing for continued production of F/A-18 Super Hornet aircraft. Valued at $677 million, six F/A-18E and eight F/A-18F aircraft will be produced at various locations throughout the US, including El Segundo, California, and St. Louis, Missouri. Contract completion is scheduled for February 2019. Boeing has […]

Eleven More Are Accounted For

DPAA has identified and accounted for the following formerly-missing US personnel. From World War II • CWT Paul R. Wright, US Navy Reserve, assigned to the crew of the USS Oklahoma, was lost at Pearl Harbor, HI, on 7 December 1941. He was accounted for on 1 September 2017. • FM1c Charles R. Ogle, US […]

Navy Sends Cyber Team to Singapore in Destroyer Probe

In what Foreign Policy says could be a "startling development in naval warfare," the US Navy is looking into whether last month's crash of the USS John S. McCain, which killed 10 sailors, may have been the handiwork of hackers. Per the Washington Free Beacon, the Navy has dispatched its...

CIA chief says it won't release Osama bin Laden's porn stash

When US Navy SEALs raided Osama bin Laden's compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan in 2011, they found a huge cache of documents, which the US government has slowly made public. But there's some content that will never hit Bin Laden's Bookshelf...Show More Summary

Turkey makes downpayment for S-400 | Sikorsky looks to fix JMR issues | Grey Eagle joins Philippines COIN campaign

Americas The US Navy has awarded DynCorp a $108.2 million contract modification for continued maintenance services on T-34, T-44, and T-6 training aircraft. Scheduled to run until 2018, work includes organizational, intermediate, and depot-level maintenance for 16 T-34 Mentors, 54 T-44 Pegasus and 287 T-6 Texan IIs at Naval Air Station Whiting Field, Fla. The […]

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