Thursday, May 04, 2006

Travel Without Moving - Typhoon Class Submarines

In previous posts "Security quotes : a FSB (successor to the KGB) analyst on Google Earth", "Suri Pluma - a satellite image processing tool and visualizer", "The "threat" by Google Earth has just vanished in the air" I talked about various issues related to satellite imagery and security.

Moreover, I'm also actively covering various emerging Space Warfare issues, and with the recent speculation that the Okno ELINT complex in Tajikistan is becoming Russian and different "schools of thought", there's a lot to come for sure. Google Maps/Earth did not only restart the real estate industry, it made the world a smaller place, a more competitive one, and hopefully a safer one if security counts here.

As of today, I decided to start posting a weekly section, the "Travel Without Moving" series, presenting interesting and publicly obtained imagery of sights that somehow made me an impression. The other day I came across to a (perhaps scraped by now) Typhoon Class Submarines at -- the largest and quietest types of submarines.

That's perhaps the perfect moment to mention the cool pictures of a Soviet Underground Submarine Base in the Nuclear Submarine Base that "Until the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 Balaklava was one of the most secret towns in Russia. 10km south eas of Sevastopol on the Black Sea Coast, this small town was the home to a Nuclear Submarine Base." Take a tour for yourself!