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Inside the U.S. Navy’s MH370 Search

Lt. j.g. Kyle Atakturk, left, and Lt. j.g. Nicholas Horton, naval aviators assigned to Patrol Squadron (VP) 16, pilot a P-8A Poseidon during a mission to assist in search and rescue operations for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, March 19, 2014. VP-16 is deployed in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility supporting security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Eric A. Pastor/Released)

The U.S. Navy has been using multiple platforms – both ships and advanced aircraft – to search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370. Below are two frequently asked questions and their answers from our pilots about the Navy’s search. Navy Live: I heard the weather is getting bad. How do …

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Bigger And Better: MQ-8C Takes To The Skies

By Capt. Patrick Smith Fire Scout Program Manager The Fire Scout system has proven itself in numerous and diverse operational deployments, supporting troops on the ground in Afghanistan, completing weapons Rapid Deployment Capability (RDC) testing with the Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS), continuing deployments on Guided Missile Frigates (FFG) …

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