The latest addition to the US sub fleet was commissioned on Saturday and has an array of sophisticated technology that's become the standard for US submarines.
The USS Colorado also has a new feature: An Xbox gaming system controller used to guide its photonics masts, which replaced periscopes.
It is the 15th Virginia-class submarine, designed for deep-sea and near-shore environments. The Colorado will carry out the sub force's seven core competencies: anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface warfare, delivery of Special Operations Forces, strike warfare, irregular warfare, mine warfare, and intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance.
"Our submarines are in high demand today and the expectations for Colorado are a mile high," Adm. J. Franklin Caldwell Jr., the director of naval reactors,