US Navy will use Xbox controllers to steer submarine periscopes

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The Pentagon might have to buy Xbox controllers en masse in the future if the military ends up using them to control its laser
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. In fact, the US Navy will
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its modernized Virginia-class submarines with them, starting with the USS Colorado that's expected to be commissioned in November. Sailors aboard the
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will use the Xbox controller to maneuver its periscope. See, unlike periscopes in movies, wherein a single person has to peer through an eyepiece, the high-tech version of the instrument uses high-resolution cameras and displays images on big screens.

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