AUV Used to Search for Missing Malaysian Airliner

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March 28th, 2014 – AUV Used to Search for Missing Malaysian Airliner

The U.S. Navy has sent a Bluefin-21 AUV as part of its search efforts for the missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 according to USNI News. The sonar and cameras onboard are designed to create a highly detailed picture of the ocean floor to allow operators to determine whether objects on the sea bottom are a mine threat or harmless debris.
Bluefin AUV

A version of the Bluefin-21 has been tested extensively by the Navy as an adjunct to the service’s mine hunting ships and aircraft as part of the planned Knifefish AUV program. The program is planned as a future component of the Littoral Combat Ship’s mine countermeasures (MCM) mission package. Read from the source.


Image: Bluefin Robotics.




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