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China Hackers Steal Sensitive Navy Secrets

'Washington Post' reports they accessed 614 gigabytes of military information

(Newser) - Chinese government hackers broke into the unclassified computer network of a Navy contractor in January and February and accessed 614 gigabytes of technological information about a submarine-based missile known as Sea Dragon, as well other highly sensitive classified data, reports the Washington Post . Sea Dragon is a $300 million project... More »

Submarine Death Suspect: 'I Am Really, Really Sorry'

Peter Madsen is accused of torturing and killing journalist Kim Wall

(Newser) - The Danish inventor on trial in the murder of a Swedish journalist who was aboard his personal submarine addressed the victim's parents in court directly on Monday. "I am really, really sorry about what happened," Peter Madsen told the mother and father of Kim Wall after the... More »

Prosecutors Present Grisly Theory on Submarine Killing

Peter Madsen is accused of bringing aboard tools to brutalize Kim Wall before her death

(Newser) - Prosecutors have outlined what they think happened to journalist Kim Wall last year aboard a submarine, and it makes for grisly reading. The indictment released Tuesday in Copenhagen accuses Danish entrepreneur Peter Madsen of brutalizing his 30-year-old victim with tools including a saw and screwdrivers that he brought aboard for... More »

Prosecutors Reveal Theory on Kim Wall's Death

Say she either had throat cut or was strangled, as they charge Peter Madsen in case

(Newser) - Inventor Peter Madsen was charged Tuesday with killing Swedish journalist Kim Wall during an Aug. 10 trip on his private submarine, with prosecutors saying he either cut her throat or strangled her. Prosecutor Jakob Buch-Jepsen said the case is "very unusual and extremely disturbing." Madsen is charged with... More »

Australian Sub 'on Eternal Patrol Since 1914' Is Found

HMAS AE-1 found off Papua New Guinea's Duke of York Islands

(Newser) - Thirteenth time's the charm. The first Allied submarine lost in World War I, and Australia's first sub lost ever, has finally been found on the 13th search mission for a vessel that vanished more than a century ago. The HMAS AE-1 was spotted by an underwater drone in... More »

Argentina: Search for Sub Is No Longer a Rescue Mission

'New phase' will seek wreck on seabed

(Newser) - The search for a missing Argentine submarine will continue, officials say, but there is no longer any hope of finding survivors. Argentine Navy spokesman Enrique Balbi said Thursday that the search for the ARA San Juan is no longer a rescue mission, the BBC reports. He said in the "... More »

Water Entered Missing Sub, Frying Battery

San Juan's captain reported the issue had been contained

(Newser) - A US undersea rescue vehicle has arrived at the spot where an Argentine submarine vanished on Nov. 15, but with little hope of finding its 44 crew members alive. Shortly before it disappeared, the ARA San Juan reported water had entered the sub through a snorkel and reached a battery... More »

Navy Reveals Grim Development in Search for Missing Sub

An explosion was detected soon after it was last heard from

(Newser) - Hope turned to anger and despair for the families of 44 missing submariners Thursday after the Argentine navy shared news of a grim development. The navy said that a "hydro-acoustic anomaly" detected by the US Navy and a nuclear test-ban monitoring organization soon after the ARA San Juan was... More »

New Clue Causes U-Turn in Search for Missing Sub

Meanwhile, crew's oxygen supply could be running out

(Newser) - More help is arriving Thursday in the search for a missing Argentine submarine with 44 crew members as concern grows that the vessel's oxygen supply could soon start to run out, reports the AP . Britain's Ministry of Defense sent a special helicopter with emergency life support pods to... More »

7 Brief Calls Didn't Come From Missing Sub's Phone

What we know about the San Juan thus far

(Newser) - A surge of optimism followed by something more grim: The seven brief satellite calls made Saturday that were suspected to have been made by a missing Argentine submarine may have originated elsewhere. The Argentine Navy on Sunday said its analysis was still underway but that it had no "clear... More »

7 Calls Might've Come From Missing Sub: Argentina

Navy thinks missing crew is 'trying to re-establish contact' as search continues

(Newser) - Argentina's Navy detected seven brief satellite calls Saturday that may have come from a submarine with 44 crew members that hadn't been heard from in three days . The communications "indicate that the crew is trying to re-establish contact, so we are working to locate the source of... More »

'We Are Praying': Argentinian Submarine Missing 2 Days

NASA joins search for submarine with at least 44 crew members on board

(Newser) - Chile, Britain, and even NASA have joined the search for a submarine that disappeared two days ago with at least 44 people on board. The submarine—which the Guardian notes is one of three in the Argentinian navy—was traveling from the south of Argentina to its base hundreds of... More »

North Korea on 'Aggressive Schedule' for New War Machine

Report says country is building its 1st operational ballistic missile submarine

(Newser) - North Korea appears to be on an "aggressive schedule" to build its first operational ballistic missile submarine, Reuters reports. That's according to a report released Thursday by 38North , a North Korea monitoring project based out of Washington, DC. The report states that satellite images of the Sinpo South... More »

Sub Owner Offers New Story as to How Journalist Died

Peter Madsen says carbon monoxide killed Kim Wall

(Newser) - Peter Madsen's recounting of journalist Kim Wall's August death has changed yet again, from that he last saw her alive , to that it was an accident involving a hatch cover , to the latest: that she succumbed to carbon monoxide poisoning within his submarine while he was on deck.... More »

Grisly Find in Journalist's Submarine Death

Kim Wall's head and legs are discovered in a sunken bag, say Danish authorities

(Newser) - Danish divers made a grisly discovery Friday: They found the head and legs of journalist Kim Wall in a bay near Copenhagen, reports Reuters . What's more, the discovery appears to further undermine the unraveling story of inventor Peter Madsen, who has been accused of killing her. Divers in Koge... More »

For 23, WWI U-Boat May Have Become a Coffin

Sunken sub found off the coast of Belgium

(Newser) - Eleven German submarines from World War I have been found sunk in Belgian waters. The latest to be discovered, however, is the "best preserved" of all, officials say. The U-boat, 88 feet long by 20 feet wide, has been found in an undisclosed location off the Belgian coast near... More »

Sub Owner Gives Account of How Journalist Died

Peter Madsen appears in court, blames hatch cover

(Newser) - Submarine owner Peter Madsen was in court for a detention hearing on Tuesday, and provided an account of how he says Swedish journalist Kim Wall lost her life. Madsen framed it as an accident involving what Reuters describes as a "heavy hatch cover," saying, "I lose my... More »

Engineer Says She's Solved Mystery of Civil War Sub

Her conclusion: torpedo shock waves killed the crew, doomed the Hunley

(Newser) - For more than 150 years, researchers have scratched their heads over a Civil War mystery—and now a Navy engineer says she's solved it. Rachel Lance has been diving deep into the 1864 sinking of the Confederate submarine HL Hunley, which mysteriously went down shortly after sinking the Union'... More »

Police in Kim Wall Case Looking for Orange Turtleneck

Journalist's torso was found unclad

(Newser) - Danish police said Thursday that the headless torso of Swedish reporter Kim Wall, who is believed to have died on a submarine that sank, was found naked and they are now also searching for her clothes. Copenhagen police spokesman Steen Hansen said investigators found a "clothes-less" torso. He said... More »

Police: Missing Journalist's Torso Was Attached to Metal

Police say someone tried to make sure Kim Wall's body never rose to surface

(Newser) - Police in Sweden have made a grisly confirmation: The torso of a woman found near the shore in Copenhagen is indeed that of missing journalist Kim Wall, reports the BBC . And it appears that somebody tried to make sure her body sank to the ocean bottom and stayed there. Police... More »

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