Small, lightweight sonar
The AN/SQS-62 Variable Depth Sonar, or VDS, is a modular, towed sonar that speeds detection, discrimination and engagement of undersea threats.
It can detect and localize submarines, unmanned underwater vehicles and other underwater objects. This information may be sent to MH-60R Seahawk helicopters or P-8 Poseidon maritime aircraft, which can deploy MK 54 lightweight torpedoes – a true end-to-end capability for littoral combat ships and future frigates.
The AN/SQS-62 is easy to deploy and offers greater maneuverability, eliminating multi-tow entanglement.