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Country of Origin: France


The DSBV 61 is a passive, towed-array sonar system that consists of a linear array; cable and winch; and on-ship processing gear contained in five cabinets. It carries about 50 microphones.

The towed body can be towed by itself or attached to the DUBV 43 variable-depth sonar (VDS) body.


The system was originally designed by CIT-Alcatel, which later became Thomson Sintra, then Thomson Marconi Sonar, and currently Thales Underwater Systems.

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