Monday, October 25, 2010

World's Most Advanced Submarine Gets Stuck in the Mud!

The HMS Astute is not your average submarine... it is the world's most advanced submarine that is worth $5.5 BILLION dollars! Turns out, even with all the high tech gear it still managed to get stuck in the muddy shallow waters just off the coast of Scotland. Eventually this super-sub had to be towed out of harms-way by a little tug boat.
Luckily even though it is a nuclear powered sub, there were no nuclear weapons onboard...
The submarine's nuclear reactor means that it will not need refuelling once in its entire 25-year life and it makes its own air and water, enabling it to circumnavigate the globe without needing to surface.

via techeblog

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