FOR SALE, $4,900,000 or best offer for AN/AQS-20 SONAR for Treasure Hunting finding wrecks or other structures.
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THIS WAS DEVELOPED TO FIND MINES BUT CAN BE USED FOR OTHER PURPOSES SUCH AS TREASURE HUNTING.
UNIT IS PULLED BEHIND BOAT OR HELICOPTER
PLEASE SEE ATTACHED INFORMATION.
BUYER CAN NEGOTIATE PRICE AND TERMS WITH SELLER.
ITEM CAN BE INSPECTED AT REPUTABLE BUSINESS
The AN/AQS-20A is a mine hunting and identification system with acoustic and identification sensors housed in an underwater towed body. The acoustic sensors detect, classify, and pinpoint bottom, close-tethered, and volume enemy mines in one pass.
The AN/AQS-20A is an integrated acoustic and electro-optic sensor system with a hydrodynamically stable towed body sensor that can be operated from on Navy MH-53E and MH-60S helicopters, as well as from the and AN/WLD-1 remotely operated underwater vehicle. The system can find and neutralize sea mines placed as deeply as 450 feet.
The system's sidescan, forward-looking, and gap-filler sonars detect and pinpoint sea mines from long ranges. Its Streak Tube Imaging Lidar (STIL) electro-optical sensor provides high-resolution 3D images at short ranges to help identify bottom and moored mines.
The STIL sensor, also called Electro-Optic Identification (EOID), is from Raytheon partner Areté Associates Optical Engineering in Tucson, Ariz. The STIL sensor fits in a space of the towed body that is 15 inches in diameter and 19 inches long.
The AQS-20 uses imaging sonars, signal processing, and computer algorithms to localize mine-like objects and alert the system operator with a visual image and a contact data list. The system is 10.5 feet long, 15.5 inches in diameter, and weighs 975 pounds.
AQS-20 sends sonar and imaging data up to its fiber-optic tow cable to the operator console located either aboard the host helicopter or by wireless data links to operators aboard nearby surface vessels. The operator's station has a high-speed data recorder to store mission information for later analysis.