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AN/SSQ-71 ATAC (Air-Transportable Acoustic Communication)

Country of Origin: USA


The AN/SSQ-71 Air-Transportable Acoustic Communication (ATAC) sonobuoy provides a two-way communication link between aircraft and friendly submarines. It can be launched from surface ships, fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters.

The SSQ-71 borrows heavily from other Sparton sonobuoys. The antenna is derived from the SSQ-62, and the mechanical layout is based upon the SSQ-53A.


No longer in production.


 Sparton Corp., Electronics Div., Jackson, Mich.


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