• US Navy signs Xbox 360 controllers up for submarine duty

    27 days ago - By The Next Web

    Xbox 360 controllers are being called back to active duty. The US Navy will be replacing $38,000 periscope sticks with $30 gamepads aboard its top-of-the line Virginia class submarines. The military has been using video game controllers for decades now. I was lucky enough to watch a demonstration of unmanned aerial vehicles in Kuwait, back in 2005, where soldiers were using game-pads to manually control the drones. They've seen even more military use since then. After Navy experts spent over two years testing the xbox 360 controller, it is expected to go into use aboard Virginia class...
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  • US Navy submarines are getting Xbox 360 controllers to control their periscopes

    US Navy submarines are getting Xbox 360 controllers to control their periscopes

    27 days ago - By The Verge

    The US Navy is beginning to use Xbox 360 controllers to operate the periscopes on submarines, according to The Virginian-Pilot . The first submarine to get the new controller will be the USS Colorado, which goes into active duty in November. The Xbox controllers will later be added to other Virginia-class submarines.
    Virginia-class submarines are getting the Xbox controller added to their integrated imaging systems, which will replace a complex-looking, helicopter-style control stick . These submarines are less expensive and more modern versions of the Seawolf-class submarines, which were...
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  • US Navy to Use Xbox 360 Controllers for Submarine Periscopes

    US Navy to Use Xbox 360 Controllers for Submarine Periscopes

    27 days ago - By ExtremeTech

    If you can play Halo, you can control the multi-million dollar digital periscope on a multi-billion dollar nuclear-powered submarine.
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  • U.S. Navy will use Xbox controllers to manipulate submarine periscopes

    U.S. Navy will use Xbox controllers to manipulate submarine periscopes

    27 days ago - By Windows Central

    The U.S. Navy is planning to replace expensive periscope joysticks with something much more affordable and intuitive: Xbox controllers.
    Xbox controllers aren't just for gaming anymore.
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  • US' Latest Nuclear Subs Use Xbox Controllers for Navigation

    US' Latest Nuclear Subs Use Xbox Controllers for Navigation

    27 days ago - By Geek

    The US Navy has a growing fleet of Virginia class nuclear-powered submarines. They are among the most advanced war machines in the world, running north of $2.5 billion apiece. At nearly 400 feet [...]
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