US Navy signs Xbox 360 controllers up for submarine duty

Xbox 360 controllers are being called back to active duty. The US Navy will be replacing $38,000 periscope sticks with $30 gamepads aboard its top-of-the line Virginia class submarines. The military has been using video game controllers for decades now. I was lucky enough to watch a demonstration of unmanned aerial vehicles in Kuwait, back in 2005, where soldiers were using game-pads to manually control the drones. They’ve seen even more military use since then. After Navy experts spent over two years testing the xbox 360 controller, it is expected to go into use aboard Virginia class submarine USS Colorado…

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