New US Nuclear Subs Use Xbox Controllers for Navigation

Xbox Controllers

The US Navy has a thriving fleet of Virginia class nuclear-powered submarines. They are among the very advanced war machines in the world, they cost around $2.5 billion each. At nearly 400 feet long with reactors capable of 30 MW, these subs can operate non-stop around the world, carrying dozens of missiles and nuclear warheads. They are so well designed, many are expected to be in service in the 2070s. With all that fancy, super-expensive military tech, you’d expect the navy to want the absolute best control systems. And for that, they’ve turned to Xbox 360 controllers.

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