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British submarine HMS Audacious completes first dive

British submarine HMS Audacious completes first dive

Business
Jan. 17 (UPI) -- The HMS Audacious, Britain's latest nuclear-powered submarine, has successfully completed its first dive, reports shipbuilder BAE Systems.The Royal Navy's fourth Astute-class attack submarine was completely submerged for the first time at the company's Barrow, England, facility, and many of the 318-feet long vessel's onboard systems were successfully tested.The submarine is capable of carrying Tomahawk missiles and striking targets up to 600 miles away.The Audacious was launched in 2017, and will undergo sea trials later this year.At the time of its launch, BAE Systems Submarines managing director Will Blamey said the ship "enters the water in a more advanced state of build than any previous Astute-class submarine, which puts us in a good position for the next phase of wor...
Argentina reports new clue in search for missing submarine

Argentina reports new clue in search for missing submarine

World
Ships and planes hunting for a missing Argentine submarine with 44 crew members will return to a previously search area after officials said Wednesday that a noise made a week ago in the South Atlantic could provide a clue to the vessel's location. The Argentina navy spokesman, Capt. Enrique Balbi, said the "hydro-acoustic anomaly" was determined by the United States and specialist agencies to have been produced Nov. 15, just hours after the final contact with the ARA San Juan and could have come from the sub. The sound originated about 30 miles north of the submarine's last registered position, he said. "It's a noise. We don't want to speculate" about what caused it, Balbi said. He said Argentine navy ships as well as a U.S. P-8 Poseidon aircraft and a Brazilian air force plane would ret...
Judge to rule on submarine owner detained over disappearance

Judge to rule on submarine owner detained over disappearance

Technology
A judge will decide Saturday if the owner of an amateur-built submarine should be held in custody during an investigation into whether he is responsible for the disappearance of a Swedish woman who had been onboard his submarine that sank off Denmark's east coast. Peter Madsen was arrested Friday on preliminary manslaughter charges after his 40-ton, nearly 18-meter-long (60-foot-long) UC3 Nautilus sank. He has denied responsibility for the fate of 30-year-old Kim Wall, saying she had disembarked earlier. The woman's boyfriend alerted authorities that the sub had not returned, prompting a major search involving two helicopters, three ships and several private boats. The Navy said that the sub had been spotted sailing but then sank shortly afterward. Kristian Isbak, who had responded to the...