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Sparsely Populated Volumetric Array (SPVA)

Country of Origin: USA

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The Sparsely Populated Volumetric Array (SPVA) is part of a suite of passive acoustic underwater threat detection and localization sensor arrays being developed for U.S. Navy submarines and the Aegis -equipped ARLEIGH BURKE-class destroyers.

The extremely compact sensor array provides the ship with a self-defense capability against torpedoes and other acoustic threats. In tests, it has proven effective as a harbor, bottom-mounted passive acoustic array, capable of detecting...

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