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MH370: Malaysia asks US Army for undersea surveillance device to search missing plane

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According to the Pentagon, the search operation of the missing MH370 could cost it USD 4 million.

Pentagon spokesperson Army Col Steve Warren on Saturday said that USD 4 million have been set aside for the rescue operation of the missing plane. He further added that the total cost for supporting the plane search is now USD 2.5 million which includes operating costs of the ships and aircraft currently deployed. According to the Pentagon, the search operation of the missing MH370 could cost it USD 4 million.

Pentagon spokesperson Army Col Steve Warren on Saturday said that USD 4 million have been set aside for the rescue operation of the missing plane. He further added that the total cost for supporting the plane search is now USD 2.5 million which includes operating costs of the ships and aircraft currently deployed. Malaysia’s Defence Minister and acting Transport Minister Hishammuddin Hussein on Saturday requested the US military to provide undersea surveillance equipment for the search of MH370.

Hussein made a phone call to the US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel and asked for the undersea equipment. On the other hand, Hagel assured him that he would assess the availability and utility of the military equipment for such a task and provide him an update soon.

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