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(BBC)   Swedish Navy testing stealth ship   (news.bbc.co.uk) divider line 128
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ACF
2004-06-10 10:28:50 AM
"The new ship is also controlled by state-of-the-art computers using a Windows NT operating system.

"But Kockums and the Swedish Navy deny it could be sabotaged by hackers.."


{cough -BULLshiat- cough}

http://www.fcw.com/fcw/articles/2000/0320/web-hacker-03-21-00.asp
In fact, the Defense Department has already tested and proven that hackers have the ability to infiltrate the command and control systems of major weapons, including Navy warships. According to a training CD-ROM on information assurance, published by the Defense Information Systems Agency, an Air Force officer sitting in a hotel room in Boston used a laptop computer to hack into a Navy ship at sea and implant false navigation data into the ship's steering system.
 
2004-06-10 10:54:08 AM
In other news; Sweden has armed forces.
 
2004-06-10 10:57:59 AM
We (the US) has a couple of those. They are stationed here in San Diego and I have seen just one of them.

I was pulling halibut up on a buddies boat one night and the stealth ship floated by us and it sounded like small waves slapping against our boat.

Very, very, very creepy looking boats - but kick ass though.
 
2004-06-10 11:06:31 AM
George_W_Hussein, do they really look like the one in Tomorrow Never Dies?
 
2004-06-10 11:33:38 AM
Yes, it's cool, but are there any practical uses for this? Can any Navy types shed some light?
 
2004-06-10 11:44:56 AM
i am guessing that the BBC must have heard about it ...
 
2004-06-10 11:48:09 AM
Grasso, I'd guess that a stealth ship would have a numbr of uses, from a surveillence platform to a mobile and essentially invisible base for covert amphibious operations.
 
2004-06-10 12:10:18 PM
Yeah, but does it have a corkscrew and a can opener?

/damnit, why couldn't it have been the Swiss navy?
 
2004-06-10 12:21:41 PM
 
2004-06-10 12:53:31 PM
Based on ACF's article, is anyone else worried about the fact that the meeting and the test they did was not classified, considering the danger by making it known?
 
2004-06-10 12:53:36 PM
well, if they learned about it, its not too stealthy eh?
 
2004-06-10 01:08:07 PM
Magic is right... We are doomed if the lessons taught by James Bond always fall on deaf ears!

Fortunately, I also learn the lessons taught by the muppets. First you take the chocolate... then you get a moose.... BORK BORK BORK!
 
2004-06-10 01:10:37 PM
Here's a picture of it...

 
2004-06-10 01:22:07 PM
Shhh, be vewy qwiet. I'm steawfiwwy Swedish Fishing.

 
2004-06-10 02:20:29 PM
We tried this once.

The Philadelphia Experiment
 
2004-06-10 04:45:35 PM
you know what would be awesome? if it was manned only by swedish chicks in uniform.
 
2004-06-10 05:42:40 PM
2004-06-10 12:10:18 PM JacksBlack


Yeah, but does it have a corkscrew and a can opener?

/damnit, why couldn't it have been the Swiss navy?


Until I read your post,I read the headline as the Swiss Navy. Let me tell you, that threw me for a loop. I wondered why would a landlocked, historicly nuetral country have a Navy.

/drank wayyy toooo many beers in the Navy
 
2004-06-10 06:30:52 PM
The Stealth Condom:

"She'll never see you coming."
 
2004-06-10 06:33:49 PM
"American designers are working on the US Navy's own fleet of stealth ships, the DD(X) destroyer, which is due to enter service in 2011."

Sweet. Only 7 years behind the Swedes.
 
2004-06-10 06:35:06 PM
I've got your 'secret angle' right here...
 
2004-06-10 06:36:11 PM
Where? I don't see anything?
 
2004-06-10 06:37:41 PM
Ours was built in the early 90's, I believe. One of the few Navy projects designed by Lockheed's Skunk Works. IIRC, one of the problems with it was that it created a radar "hole" in that the ship itself reflected far less energy than the waves itself. However much a failure the ship itself was, the lessons learned have been applied to virtually all Navy ships that have followed, with the notable exception of aircraft carriers. Submarines, too, beginning with the Virginia class, witll incorporate stealth technology. In other words, this isn't a new idea. And yes, the "Sea Shadow", the name applied to the US's stealth ship, does look like the one from the Bond movie. (Where do you think the director got the idea?)
 
2004-06-10 06:40:13 PM
The Swedes also covered up the second death of Ray Charles. I swear it.
 
2004-06-10 06:43:25 PM
Oh, no, not the Swedes! Now they will be invincible!

"The new ship is also controlled by state-of-the-art computers using a Windows NT operating system."

WTF? Windows NT is five years old. Do they mean Windows 2000 or 2003?
 
2004-06-10 06:43:37 PM
Michael Pare surrenders.
 
2004-06-10 06:44:09 PM
Even war ships are being made out of plastic now.. what is this world coming too?
 
2004-06-10 06:44:21 PM
When I was in Sweden, we were taking a boat through the fjords and we saw one of their stealth boats, and, I shiat you not, the boat turned on a loudspeaker and said, "You did not see us," and sped off.
 
2004-06-10 06:44:57 PM
2004-06-10 06:33:49 PM Thirteen

"American designers are working on the US Navy's own fleet of stealth ships, the DD(X) destroyer, which is due to enter service in 2011."

Sweet. Only 7 years behind the Swedes.


We've had our own stealth ship for alomst a decade...at least thats when we were told about it. My ex bro-in-law worked on this project.

 
2004-06-10 06:45:18 PM
The new ship is also controlled by state-of-the-art computers using a Windows NT operating system.

Umm.... Methinks this thing's going to explode before it leaves drydock.
 
2004-06-10 06:45:52 PM
Actually a russian web site has a photo of the Swedish Stealth ship here:

http://po.karelia.ru/en/foto/pic/28.jpg

I'd post it but no bandwidth for hosting.
 
2004-06-10 06:46:38 PM
2004-06-10 06:44:57 PM The Southern Dandy

That looks just like the stealth bomber, only in the water. Weird.
 
2004-06-10 06:47:09 PM
They already have stealth ships. They're called Submarines.

In any case I wonder why they're using Windows NT? Maybe they got it off Kazaa and didn't wanna pay microsoft for the newer versions.
 
2004-06-10 06:47:22 PM
Final thoughts: "I think I see something.....nah.... nothing on radar"

dare I say it?

boom.
 
2004-06-10 06:48:41 PM
Here is a paragraph translated into Swedish:

Zee furst Feesby curfette-a, deseegned by zee Svedeesh sheepbooilders Kuckooms und booeelt et zeeur Kerlskruna yerd, hes joost cumpleted sea treeels veet zee Ruyel Svedeesh Nefy. Bork bork bork! It veell cume-a intu serfeece-a in Junooery und veell be-a fullooed by fuoor mure-a.

Translated by The Dialectizer
 
2004-06-10 06:50:17 PM
How do you find it if it sinks?
 
2004-06-10 06:50:43 PM
I thought a corvette was a type of car, not boat.

Also, anyone getting excited by the fact that we are less than 10000 articles away from #1000000?

/such a geek!
 
2004-06-10 06:51:22 PM
BTW the US Stealth Ship was called the Sea Wolf, and that is the ship in the picture. It was some massive boondoggle only went to sea a few times, and last I heard, which was almost ten years ago, was rotting in a dry/wet dock barge in Redwood City.
 
2004-06-10 06:52:37 PM
Holy Meatballs Batman .

To the Batship Robin.

/hadda do it
 
2004-06-10 06:52:46 PM
What, no "Kock-ums" jokes yet?
 
2004-06-10 06:53:15 PM
Now the only question is why did I write Sea Wolf instead of the correct Sea SHADOW?
 
2004-06-10 06:54:23 PM
When I was in Sweden, we were taking a boat through the fjords and we saw one of their stealth boats, and, I shiat you not, the boat turned on a loudspeaker and said, "You did not see us," and sped off.

I'd be more inclined to believe you if Sweden had fjords.
 
2004-06-10 06:54:35 PM
that sea shadow thing looks like it shouldn't float. I've used a classified protractor to determine the secret angle based on top secret sattillite survilance photos. Grammer is optional in CSIS. The angle is 23.7 degree's. Now I must go into hiding, before they
...
 
2004-06-10 06:58:06 PM
Stealth ships were grounded earlier today when their onboard computers were rendered useless by an unknown individual surfing pr0n using a state of the art satellite internet connection. It appears that Internet Exploder choked due to too many pop ups and used up all available memory.

A super secret stealth tug boat was dispatched to the scene to pull them off the sand bar. They are hoping to find the ship eventually. Microsoft representatives blamed the administrators of the system. If they had only installed Service Pack 42b (which was released minutes before the crash) there would have been no problems.

/all this stealth garbage is easily defeated by stupidity and a single person seeing the thing go by. More tax dollars wasted on pipe dreams.
 
2004-06-10 06:58:46 PM
That ship's defence obviously depends on this, not NT based stealth ship.
 
2004-06-10 07:01:12 PM
swahnhennessy
What would you call all those islands around Liding-oe and Stockholm? "Lot's of islands?"
 
2004-06-10 07:02:20 PM
"American designers are working on the US Navy's own fleet of stealth ships, the DD(X) destroyer, which is due to enter service in 2011."

Sweet. Only 7 years behind the Swedes.


Not really. We've been plying a little stealth ship for some time, and have several ships that already incorporate composites, sound dampening and construction angles to lower radar visibility.

The first DD(x) will come into being relatively soon, it's the fleet swap that comes later. Beyond that, we're actually working on destroyers and cruisers. The destroyers we're building are much more advanced, carry vastly more firepower, and are a mere 24 times the displacement and three times the length of the Swedish vessels. That sort of figures into the equation. (As does prep for building a fleet of these beasts rather than 5.)

Now you want something truly freaky in a scary sort of way, check out the plans for the stealthy arsenal ship. A huge ship toting around 400 to 600 missiles, no superstructure, no crew, controlled remotely by nearby warships, ridiculously stealthy and capable of launching attacks on targets numbering up to ... well, count the missiles.
 
2004-06-10 07:03:44 PM
Dammit, I wanted to be the first to mention the Philadelphia Experiment!

Oh well. Here's the lyrics to the song Philadelphia Experiment by Cage.


All would be sacrificed to get what's needed through. Once again the
world was at war we knew what to do. A union of the minds with Einstein.
Tesla to. They would do what couldn't be done witnessed by few. The laws
of science are falling. The laws of physics decay Gravity no longer holding
us down no longer will we obey. All of your rules we leave them behind.
They're made to be broken. They're crossing the line. The rules of the game
are made to the broken. Aboard the Elbridge they would spin magnetic fire
to make the ship and crew disappear that was their desire. The switch was
thrown the engines groaned a warning cry. Something had gone terribly
wrong there was no reply

[Pre-chorus / Chorus]
They didn't know just how transparent they would be a fate most cruel was
suffered by those out there at the sea some bodies burst to flame and
madness claimed the rest. Others suffered flesh within steel was this
worth the test

[Pre-chorus chorus]
Breaking boundaries pushing the limit never relenting where did they go.
The fabric will tear and into thin air they're far beyond visually cloaked.
 
2004-06-10 07:04:30 PM
swahnhennessy
Wait, I rescind my comment, you're right. I very much meant the Skaergord. Way too much time since I've been in that country.
 
2004-06-10 07:04:35 PM
Ben Rich (one-time CEO of Lockheed) blames the Navy brass for the decision not to immediately pursue the Sea Shadow. He said they were more concerned with the fact that the ship didn't have a paint locker, and would be less prestigious to command than a giant aircraft carrier, then they were in fact that the shop would competely rewrite the book of surface warfare.

Though he may have been slightly biased.
 
2004-06-10 07:05:38 PM
"Secret Angles", uh, the BBC technology reporters love getting hoodwinked by the interviewees, or love being in on hoodwinking their readers. How very imperial....

And the answer is deflection angles of up to 23.5 degrees, and I'm just a novice who Googled it after seeing that Sea Shadow above a few years ago... They need to make 30 foot personal craft versions... and a Eurotrash racing league aside the cigarette boats...
 
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