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  1. Yantar

    Russian ship loitering near undersea cables
    Updated: Original article 9th Oct. 2016.

    Flag The Russian Navy’s Project 22010 mini-sub host ship Yantar is known for loitering near undersea internet cables (known as Submarine communications Cables - SCC). It may have other special missions also.... Read More >....



  2. USS_Grayback

    USS Grayback (LPSS-574): SEAL host submarine
    Flag At the height of the Cold War and Vietnam Wars In the mid-1960s the US Navy planned to convert two nuclear deterrence guided missile submarines into dedicated Special Forces host submarines.....includes information on Operation THUNDERHEAD... Read More >....


  3. Ru_Arctic

    Flag Russia is pursuing a number of underwater projects which will come together to form a substantial strategic advantage in the Arctic. These are both military and civilian in nature and fit Russian ambitions to dominate the region both militarily and economically.... Read More >....


  4. SSN-23

    USS Jimmy Carter - Semper Optima

    Larger, faster, deeper diving, better armed and stealthier than previous generations of US Navy attack submarine, the Seawolf Class (SSN-21) were conceived towards the end of the Cold War as the ultimate underwater hunter-killers. Even by this measure the last of the Class is something quite special... Read More >....


  5. Hunley

    Famous Civil War submarine: H. L. Hunley
    During the American Civil War the Navy of the Confederate States were heavily outgunned by the Union’s navy. Invariably the development of sneak attack craft is born of desperation as an effort to confront the numerically and qualitatively superior force. Civilian engineers were invited to submit proposals to the Confederate Navy and promised financial rewards for successful designs. Best known of these Confederate sneak craft was the HL Hunley.... Read More >....


  6. Swe_OSINT

    Win for responsible OSINT: Swedish town moves webcam covering naval base
    A recent Covert Shores article highlighted the potential use of public webcams to provide Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) about submarine operating patterns and capabilities. This used a webcam overlooking the Swedish Naval Base of Karlskrona as an example. Since the article the local government has a agreed to the navy’s request to move the camera.... Read More >....


  7. Narco_Seehund

    Narco-Sub based on German Seehund Midget Submarine
    One of the most unusual drug smuggling ‘narco-subs’ was this fully submersible midget submarine captured in by Columbian forces in a jungle factory near the Ecuadorian border on or around 27th November 2011. It has an uncanny resemblance to German World War Two Seehund midget submarine... Read More >....


  8. OSINT_Webcams

    Analysis of submarine operating patterns and capabilities using public webcams
    The recent Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) revolution has seriously eroded the secrecy which can be expected of submarine operations. Fueled by the Information age and, increasingly, the AI revolution, OSINT provides many ways to track certain elements of submarine operations, principle the time they spend in port. This is significant because it can reveal operating patterns, readiness levels, procedures and routes, indicators of movement and, potentially changes in readiness status. During times of tension some OSINT sources may provide real-time or near real time indicators of action or inaction, of strength or vulnerability.... Read More >....


  9. SSV

    Submersible Support Vessel
    Flag The US Department of Defense (DOD) released its Expeditionary Advance Base Operations Wargame Toolkit and options in November 2016. The unclassified document is intended to illustrate the art of the possible and does not imply DOD endorsement or funded requirements. It does however show the direction of thinking of the DOD... Read More >....


  10. Swedish_SSN

    Swedish nuclear submarine program
    Flag Sweden was one of the first countries to pursue a nuclear powered submarine, starting development in 1957. This article summarizes the major features of the nuclear and AIP designs which were part of the journey to the conventionally powered A-11 Sjöormen Class... Read More >....

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