Air-Launchable Gliding Sonobuoy.
Patent, Filed 30 Jan 95, patented 22 Oct 96,
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
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An air launchable gliding sonobuoy store includes a canister enclosing an inflatable membranous wing folded in a collapsed state with an electroacoustic system. After launching, the wing inflates and a steering mechanism controls the wing glide path by skewing the trailing edge thereof. Upon reaching the sea, the wing serves as a buoy with the electroacoustic system transducer depending therefrom.
- Acoustic Detection and Detectors