Australian Defence Force to join Malaysian air jet search

2014-03-13 06:31:51 | Al Muslim News
Australian Defence Force to join Malaysian air jet search

 

The Australian Defence Force will send two RAAF AP-3C Orion aircraft to Malaysia to assist in the search and rescue effort for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370. Both the Orion aircraft are based in Darwin, one aircraft has departed for RAAF Butterworth in Malaysia where it will be based to conduct its search activities. The second Orion aircraft is scheduled to depart soon. This follows a decision by the Malaysian Government to accept an offer from the Australian Prime Minister. Acting Chief of the Australian Defence Force, Air Marshal Mark Binskin said the Orion aircraft is a specialist maritime patrol and long-range surveillance aircraft equipped with a variety of sensors and electro-optics detectors making it ideally suited for this type of operation. “This is a terrible tragedy and the Australian Defence Force stands ready to do all it can to assist our Malaysian friends,” Air Marshal Binskin said. “This has affected all Australians very deeply and our thoughts are with the families of all those caught in this incident.”.

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