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A S-3A Viking from the anti-submarine squadron VS-37 aboard the aircraft carrier USS Constellation, December 11 1986.

The US Navy’s carriers have a gaping hole in their defenses against a growing threat, and drones may soon fill it

The Navy phased out several aircraft after the Cold War. Now, with similar threats emerging, it may need to find new ways to regain old abilities.
This $48 million Triton submarine just went to the deepest part of the Atlantic, the Puerto Rico Trench.

A $48 million submarine just took a record-breaking dive into the deepest corner of the Atlantic Ocean — 27,840 feet down

Explorer and businessman Victor Vescovo plunged 27,480 feet deep into the Atlantic Ocean on Wednesday. That's a record.
Indian sailors aboard anti-submarine corvette INS Kadmatt arrive in Manila for a four-day goodwill visit in the Philippines, October 3, 2017.

India is beefing up its navy to counter China’s increasingly powerful fleet

India has watched China's increasingly active fleet venture into the Indian Ocean in recent years, and its making plans to maintain its advantage.
The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52), and the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Halsey (DDG 97) transit in formation with Indian navy ships during Exercise Malabar 2012.

The US military wants to hunt enemy subs with genetically-engineered sea life

The US military is reportedly looking at genetically-modifying common marine life to serve as sensors capable of tracking enemy submarines.
The Triton 36,000/2 submarine includes three viewports for pilots to see the sea around them.

A $48 million submarine system will dive to the deepest point in the ocean, where only 3 people have been before

Only three people have been to the deepest point of the ocean, but a new Triton Submarines vessel will let many more reach 36,000-foot depths.
USS Long Island (CVE-1) underway in 1943.

9 photos of WWII escort aircraft carriers, the US Navy’s small but effective hunter-killers that defeated Germany’s U-boats

By the war's end, US escort carriers had sunk 53 German U-boats, as well as more German U-tankers.
The JSMDF submarine Oryu at its launch on October 4, 2018.

Caught between Trump and China, Japan is making a small upgrade to give its submarines an edge

Japan finds itself facing a more assertive Chinese military and a more insistent Trump administration, and a new feature on its latest sub may be a way to relieve the pressure coming from both sides.

US submarines are better than China’s ‘by far,’ but in a war that may not matter

The US Navy's submarines have clear advantages over their Chinese counterparts, but in a showdown at sea — when time and geography play a major role — both sides may find their edge eroded.
A Dutch helicopter participates in NATO's Dynamic Mongoose anti-submarine exercise in the North Sea off the coast of Norway, May 4, 2015.

The Navy thinks Russian subs are a growing threat to Europe, and it’s mounting a full-court press to counter them

US and European naval officials have repeatedly expressed concern about Russia's increasingly active and sophisticated submarines, but countering those subs will take more than just other, better subs.

The Philippines’ president doesn’t want US submarines because he says they’ll ‘implode’ — so he’s turning to...

The president of the Philippines bashed the US Friday for warning his country against purchasing Russian submarines. He criticized the US for only providing hand-me-down weapons systems, arguing that if his country were to buy US submarines, they would probably "implode."