Then (Oct 17, 2011)
Collins Class submarines most expensive ever to go to sea
AUSTRALIA'S troubled Collins Class submarines are more than twice as expensive to operate as US Navy nuclear submarines that are more than three times bigger. ...And NOW Keeping Collins afloat ludicrous: expert Rex Patrick, a former submariner, said that despite its multibillion-dollar budget and 7000-strong workforce, the DMO had been spectacularly and consistently wrong on the cost estimates it has given the government on maintaining the Collins-class fleet. Each of the six boats costs twice as much to sustain and operate as an American nuclear submarine, while falling far short in terms of either capability or availability, Mr Patrick said.
Then (May 19, 2011) Sailor pleads guilty to attempted China spying
... And NOW Robert Hoffman is charged with trying to sell secrets about U.S. submarines to the Russians. The FBI conducted a sting operation that snagged Hoffman.
Then (October 11, 2011)
Russia's Nerpa sub to start final sea trials in October. Finality could be a definite possibility for this ill-fated vessel. ... And NOW India claims problems with Russian-leased nuclear sub. The submarine exhibits debilitating problems of major equipment.
Then (Sep. 15, 2012)
The U.S. Navy has moved one step closer to designing the next generation of submarine chasers: roving drone ships capable of scanning the seas for the quietest diesel subs. ... And NOW DCNS is developing an anti-aircraft missile launched from a submarine. Regarding the anti-aircraft missile, unveiled at the recent Euronaval Paris, he said [it] will be available in two versions: one to be launched from a system mounted on a mast, the other from a drone submarine.
Then (May 17, 2011)
Hunter, who served as a Marine in Iraq and Afghanistan, said that if the Navy wanted to recognize "the Hispanic contribution to our nation, many other names come to mind." Hunter mentioned Marine Sgt. Rafael Peralta, killed in combat in Iraq and nominated for the Medal of Honor. "Peralta is one of many Hispanic war heroes -- some of whom are worthy of the same recognition," Hunter said. ... And NOW USNS Cesar Chavez (T-AKE-14)
Submarines are always silent and strange.