A Japanese submarine that was preparing to attack the Panama Canal during World War Two has been discovered off the coast of Hawaii.
The 400-foot (122-meter) ‘Sen-Toku’ class vessel – among the largest pre-nuclear submarines ever built – was found by chance in August off the southwest coast of Oahu.
It has been missing since 1946 according to scientists at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.
The I-400 and its sister ship, the I-401, which was found off Oahu in 2005, were able to travel one and a half times around the world without refuelling.
It could also hold up to three folding-wing bombers that could be launched minutes after resurfacing, the scientists said.
Bhubaneswar: India successfully test fired nuclear capable Pritvi-II missile from ITR at Chandipur off Odisha coast. Inducted into SFC in 2003, the Prithvi II was the first missile to be developed by DRDO under India’s prestigious Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme (IGMDP) and has been successfully test-fired several times as part of trial exercise. The 350 km-range missile, developed by the Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO) and already inducted in the Armed Forces, was fired in the morning from the ITR, over 200 km east of Bhubaneswar, by the Strategic Forces Command (SFC) of the Indian Army as part of a regular training exercise. -
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