AN/SQS-26 was a United States Navy surface ship, bow mounted, low frequency, active/passive sonar. At one point it was installed on over 60 US Navy warships from the 1960s to the 1990s and may still be in use on ships transferred to other navies.
Capabilities[edit | edit source]
Active and passive sonar with direct path, bottom reflected, passive and convergence zone (CZ) capabilities.
Variants[edit | edit source]
- AN/SQS-26 AXR - Bronstein class frigates, FF-1037, 1038
- AN/SQS-26 AXR - Garcia class frigates, FF-1040, 1041, 1043, 1044, 1045 and FF-1098 (formerly AGFF-1)
- AN/SQS-26 AXR - Brooke class frigates, FFG-1, 2, 3
- AN/SQS-26 AXR - Belknap class cruisers, CG-26, 27
The original AX sonars were manufactured by General Electric Heavy Military Electronics. The "R" suffix was the result of a "Retrofit" by GE that incorporated improved designs derived from the AN/SQS-26CX sonar, also manufactured by GE.
- AN/SQS-26 BX - Garcia class frigates, FF-1046, 1047, 1048, 1049, 1050, 1051
- AN/SQS-26 BX - Brooke class frigates, FFG-4, 5, 6
- AN/SQS-26 BX - Belknap class cruisers, CG-28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34
BX sonars were manufactured by EDO Corporation.
- AN/SQS-26 BX - Truxtun class cruiser, CGN-35
- AN/SQS-26 CX - Knox class frigates, FF-1052-1097
- AN/SQS-26 CX - California class cruisers, CGN-36, 37
- AN/SQS-26 CX - Virginia class cruisers, CGN-38, 39, 40, 41
CX sonars were manufactured by General Electric Heavy Military Electronics
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