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The AN/SQR-14 and 15 were the first long-range, towed sonar arrays used operationally by the US Navy. Also known as Towed Array Surveillance System (TASS ), the SQR-15 was supported by an equipment van on the ships' fantail, permitting it to be "cross-decked" between ships. This was a passive detection system.


Initial operational capability in 1973, with a total of seven systems produced for the US Navy. Six SPRUANCE (DD 963 )-class destroyers were originally fitted with this...

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