USNS Victorious is one of the five Ocean Surveillance Ships that are part of the 24 ships in Military Sealift Command's Special Mission Ships Program.
Victorious class ocean surveillance ships are built on a Small Waterplane Twin Hull, or SWATH, design for greater stability at slow speeds in high latitudes under adverse weather conditions. The SWATH design provides greater stability at slow speeds in high latitudes under adverse weather conditions.
Support four Department of Defense programs: the Navy's Surveillance Towed Array Sensor System (SURTASS) operations; Navy, Atlantic Fleet and U.S. Coast Guard counter drug initiatives; and the Air Force Electronic Systems Command's radar missile tracking system.
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