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ocean surveillance

Definition/Scope: The systematic observation of surface and subsurface sea areas by all available and practicable means primarily for the purpose of locating, identifying and determining the movements of ships, submarines, and other vehicles, friendly and enemy, proceeding on or under the surface of the world's seas and oceans.

Used For:

sea surveillance

Broader Terms:


Narrower Terms:

undersea surveillance

Related Terms:

acoustic surveillance
antisubmarine warfare
merchant intelligence
Ocean Surveillance Information System
side-looking airborne modulated multi-mission radar
surveillance towed array sensor system
T-AGOS ships

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