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These are a hull-mounted, very-low-frequency sonar (active/passive) as the primary sensor, ASROC (launched vertically in the Mark 41 VLS), two sets of triple torpedo tubes, and countermeasure systems.
Major new ASW systems installed on these DDs were the SQS-23 sonar, ASROC (antisubmarine rocket), DASH (the drone antisubmarine helicopter), and Mk-44 torpedo.
cruiser or destroyer has two Mk-41 vertical missile launchers with 90-122 compartments for storing Tomahawk cruise missiles, a family of surface-to-air Standard missiles or RUR-5 ASROC anti-submarine rockets" and "the U.S.
The Mk 41 VLS can accommodate a wide range of armament: the Raytheon ESSM (Evolved SeaSparrow Missile), the SM-2 series described above, the Raytheon Tomahawk and the Lockheed Martin Vertical Launch Asroc (Anti-Submarine Rocket).
In 1966, they were converted to carry the American ASROC missile system, a 2.76mm forward gun and a .70-calibre anti-aircraft gun linked to a computer and capable of tracking aircraft at supersonic speeds.
Armament: MK 26 missile launcher (CG 51); Standard Missile (MR) or MK-41 vertical launching system (CG 52 through CG 73); Standard Missile (MR): Vertical Launch ASROC (VLA) Missile: Tomahawk Cruise Missile: Six MK-46 torpedoes (from two triple mounts); Two MK-45 5-inch/54 caliber lightweight guns: Two Phalanx CIWS.
However, the US Navy abandoned this programme in favour of the ship launched Asroc in 1970, possibly in light of the high accident rate of the QH-50.
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