- "Akula", "Improved Akula'' and "Akula II"-class SSNs
- P-3 Orion
- SH-60 helicopter
- Los Angeles class SSN
- Seawolf-class SSN
- "Kilo"-class SSK
- Oliver Hazard Perry class FFG.
Some stats and equipment have been tweaked for game purposes- the Perrys have SM-2 missiles, which they never got in real life.
The game is notable for its fan-made Red Storm Rising campaign, which is available on an extras disc in the European edition.
Provides examples of:
- Cool Plane
- Cool Ship
- Hot Sub-on-Sub Action
- Ruthless Modern Pirates
- Stealth-Based Mission: A non-critical objective is to remain undetected, as enemies are more than happy to launch torpedoes in your general direction. The stealth objectives remain even during the P-3 Orion sorties, with failure sending a message stating that it is unfortunate but not unexpected.
- Spiritual Sequel: To the Red Storm Rising PC Game. There is even a fan-made RSR campaign. It now has it's own as well, Cold Waters.