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September 29, 2016
Northrop delivers sonar upgrade kits to U.S. Navy
Annapolis, Md. (UPI) Sep 22, 2016
The first of three lots of mine-hunting AQS-24B sonar upgrade kits have been delivered by Northrop Grumman to the U.S. Navy's Naval Surface Warfare Center in Florida. The kits for upgrading 27 AQS-24A mine-hunting systems into the more advanced AQS-24B system will eliminate issues of diminishing material while increasing performance by adding a high-speed synthetic aperture sonar, which increases sonar resolution by a factor of three while maintaining 18 knots speed performance. "The suc ... read more

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