US Navy Launches Submarine Maneuvered by Xbox Controller

Joanna Estrada
March 19, 2018

Three more Block III hulls are being built, according to the US Navy. "Get ready in the marina" as the Simpsons said ...

Lieutenant Anthony Matus uses an XBox controller to maneuver the photonic mast aboard Pre-Commissioning Unit Colorado.

Through the extensive use of modular construction, open architecture, and commercial off-the-shelf components, the Virginia class is created to remain at the cutting edge for its entire operational life through the rapid introduction of new systems and payloads.

"USS Colorado is a true marvel of technology and innovation, and it shows the capability that our industrial partners bring to the fight", said Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer in a press release. It comes with an unconventional piece of equipment: an XBox controller, according to USA Today.

To be able to play Gears of War, or throw some games to Forza? Prior to the Xbox controller, the cameras were initially controlled by a "helicopter-style" sticks, which were described to be extremely clunky and cumbersome. When the military first announced that it planned to use Xbox controller on the USS Colorado, they stated that the device would be replacing the joystick and control panel Lockheed Martin that was originally designed for the sensors. Reed Koepp II. "The Colorado is a gem of an assignment for any submariner, whether you are a first-term, junior Sailor or you are the commanding officer".

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