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The aircraft-launched DSTV 7 -- which was known commercially as the TSM 8030 -- was a passive omni-directional sonobuoy. It was an improved version of the DSTV 4M (see separate database entry).

The system was of the Type A standardized sonobuoy size.

The sensor was air-dropped from a helicopter or plane at altitudes up to 10,000 ft (3,050 m) and speeds up to 250 knots.

The DSTV 7 used a radio-frequency synthesizer so channels did not need to be set before flight. The VHF channel...

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