While the Bluefin-21 Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) System may have failed to find the downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 airliner, the unmanned system nonetheless proved its worth for maritime searches, says Mike Dean, the U.S. Navy deputy director of salvage and diving. The U.S. is one of more than two dozen countries that have been searching for the airliner, which disappeared March 8. The Bluefin-21, or Artemis, AUV is being deployed under a multi-year undersea operations contract ...
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