Commander, Undersea Surveillance

Virginia Beach, VA
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About IUSS

Mission Statement

To support antisubmarine warfare command and tactical forces by detecting, classifying, and providing timely reporting of information on submarines and other contacts of interest; to provide command of Naval Ocean Processing Facilities (NOPFs), to include direct tactical control of associated Surveillance Towed Array Sensor System (SURTASS) ships; to gather long term acoustic, oceanographic, and hydrographic information.

Additional Information:

The Integrated Undersea Surveillance System mission is multi-faceted, encompassing not only the operations of detection, localization and tracking of submarines and the collection of acoustic and hydrographic information, but also the maintenance of processing and communications equipment necessary to carry out the operational mission. Since the inception of the Sound Surveillance System (SOSUS) in 1954, personnel stationed at Naval Facilities, Naval Ocean Processing Centers, Joint Sites, training commands and on the COMUNDERSEASURV Headquarters Staffs in the Atlantic and Pacific Fleets, have pursued the Undersea Warfare mission.

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