Offiziere.ch: U.S. Navy Beefs Up Anti-Sub Capabilities

14.08.11

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USS Lassen. Navy photo.

USS Lassen. Navy photo.

by DAVID AXE

The U.S. Navy appears to be quietly modifying some of its Arleigh Burke-class destroyers with a new sonar system possibly optimized for detecting increasingly quiet Chinese submarines.

Photos (before and after) of the destroyer USS Lassen show a recent addition to the 9,000-ton vessel’s fantail — her back-end — that could be the interface for a towed sonar array.

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2 Responses to “Offiziere.ch: U.S. Navy Beefs Up Anti-Sub Capabilities”

  1. David Axe says:

    It’s existence is common knowledge, but which ships will get the array has not been widely discussed.

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