Bluefin-21 Robotic submarine deployed to solve mystery of lost Malaysian plane MH370

Flight MH370 flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, went missing on March 8, 2014 with 239 people on board. It lost contact with air traffic controllers over the South China Sea. The Bluefin-21 robotic submarine (Underwater Autonomous Vehicle) will explore for wreckage of the Flight MH370 in an area defined by 4 ping signals from the flight’s Black Box heard a few days ago.

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The Bluefin-21 is about 5m-long underwater autonomous vehicle that can produce a sonar map of the sea floor. It is an extremely modular autonomous underwater vehicle with power to carry multiple sensors and payloads at a time. It has a high energy capacity to carry extended operations even at the greatest depths.

Applications

  • Archaeology & Exploration
  • Mine Countermeasures (MCM)
  • Offshore Survey
  • Oceanography
  • Search & Salvage
  • Unexploded Ordnance (UXO)

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