HMS Protector joins search efforts for missing Argentine submarine

HMS Protector has arrived in the search area around which international efforts to find and rescue an Argentine submarine reported missing in the South Atlantic Ocean are centered. Following a request for assistance from the Argentine government, the Royal Navy ship immediately changed course from her planned tasking and sailed to join the multi-national efforts to find the missing submarine ARA San Juan. The UK is also deploying the Royal Navy’s specialist Submarine Parachute Assistance Group to assist with the search efforts, and the Falklands Islands patrol vessel HMS Clyde…

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US Navy Deploys Unmanned Submersibles in Argentine Submarine Search

The U.S. Navy has deployed unmanned underwater vehicles (UUV) to join in the search for the Argentine navy’s submarine, A.R.A. San Juan, in South Atlantic waters. The equipment consists of one Bluefin 12D (Deep) UUV and three Iver 580 UUVs, which are operated by the U.S. Navy’s recently-established Unmanned Undersea Vehicle Squadron 1, based in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The UUVs are uniquely capable to help in the search. Both types are capable of deploying quickly and searching wide areas of the ocean using Side Scan Sonar, a system that is…

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Second US Navy P-8A Aircraft Joins Argentina’s Submarine Search

A second U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon multi-mission maritime aircraft will deploy to Bahia Blanca, Argentina, Nov. 19 to join an ongoing international search for the Argentinean Navy’s submarine A.R.A. San Juan in Southern Atlantic waters. The aircraft and a crew of 21 personnel will depart Jacksonville, Fla., and are expected to arrive in Argentina the same day. One Navy P-8A aircraft is already in Argentina, where it joined a NASA P-3 research aircraft already supporting the ongoing search efforts over the submarine’s last known location. Additionally, the U.S. Navy’s Undersea…

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