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Sound Surveillance System

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The SOund SUrveillance System (SOSUS) provides deep-water, long-range detection capability. SOSUS enjoyed tremendous success during the Cold War tracking submarines by their faint acoustic signals. SOSUS consists of high-gain, long fixed arrays in the deep ocean basins.

Source Edit

  • FAS Intelligence Resource Program, "Sound Surveillance System (SOSUS)" (full-text).

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