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The AN/SSQ-86 (XN-1) is a U.S.-made unrecoverable, one-way communications link sonobuoy. It functions as a data link communications (DLC) downlink communications device. It transmits limited one-way acoustic communications in the form of a preprogrammed message (four groups of three digits) to a submerged friendly submarine with the code being varied to provide specific information to the submarine. It is referred to as "the link between anti-submarine warfare (ASW) aircraft and...

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