Im A Technician Onesies
One of the most advanced systems that Ocean System Technicians employed was the Integrated Undersea Surveillance System (IUSS). It was comprised of the Sound Surveillance System (SOSUS), Surveillance Towed Array System (SURTASS), and the Rapidly Deployable Surveillance System (RDSS). The data that OT Sailors collected through this system was collected, stored, and analyzed at Naval Ocean Processing Facilities at Dam Neck, Virginia (for data collected in the Atlantic) and Whidbey Island (Pacific Ocean data). On October 1, 1998, Sailors serving as Ocean System Technicians were merged into the Sonar Technician rating.
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