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Ocean sat nav fail
« on: February 16, 2009, 11:29:37 pm »
http://news.uk.msn.com/uk/article.aspx?cp-documentid=14232481

Two nuclear submarines which crashed in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean were likely to have had their sonar systems switched off to prevent detection, instead relying on sensitive microphones to hear threats, experts have said.

Britain's HMS Vanguard and French sub Le Triomphant - both believed to have been carrying nuclear warheads - were damaged in the crash earlier this month.

Nuclear consultant John Large told Channel 4 News: "You've got these submarines lying around on the sea bed, virtually, with all their active sonar systems turned off so they don't detect each other."

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Re: Ocean sat nav fail
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2009, 03:00:12 am »
Submarines don't have sat nav, that doesn't fucking work underwater.
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Re: Ocean sat nav fail
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2009, 03:52:13 am »
Submarines don't have sat nav, that doesn't fucking work underwater.

They have really fucking big antennas.
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Re: Ocean sat nav fail
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2009, 05:11:55 am »
True, but they don't use those in stealth mode.  And well, they'd have seen each other on the fucking radar if they hadn't been hiding from terrorists or whatever the hell they were doing.
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Re: Ocean sat nav fail
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2009, 05:31:49 pm »
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Re: Ocean sat nav fail
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2009, 06:21:35 pm »
True, but they don't use those in stealth mode.  And well, they'd have seen each other on the fucking radar if they hadn't been hiding from terrorists or whatever the hell they were doing.

I don't know about the French but British subs are down there so we can create nuclear winter at a moments notice.

I know they don't use sat nav, it just struck me as a funny image, considering the amount it screws up.

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Re: Ocean sat nav fail
« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2009, 11:49:06 pm »
probally why joint military drills are a good thing
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Re: Ocean sat nav fail
« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2009, 08:40:22 am »
Actually, this was probably caused by the joint military doctrine of the British and French nuclear navy.  Both took exactly the same route to try and stay stealthy, which suggests the Brits and French have done at least some cooperative training on this and have similar protocols for establishing which routes to take to stay hidden. 

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Re: Ocean sat nav fail
« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2009, 10:06:41 pm »
Actually, this was probably caused by the joint military doctrine of the British and French nuclear navy.  Both took exactly the same route to try and stay stealthy, which suggests the Brits and French have done at least some cooperative training on this and have similar protocols for establishing which routes to take to stay hidden. 

Nah, we just share a common training ground.
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Re: Ocean sat nav fail
« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2009, 11:55:15 am »
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