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The AN/AQS-20 is a helicopter- and subsurface-towed mine-hunting sonar. The sonar system includes a mission control display subsystem, an airborne mine countermeasures console subsystem located in the helicopter and a towed body subsystem. The towed body includes side-looking, gap-filling, volume-searching and forward-looking sonars. The AQS-20 is effective against bottom and moored mines in both deep and shallow water. It provides an increase in area coverage rate, compared to...

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