Four aircrafts (two from Malaysia and two from Vietnam), equipped with the MSS 6000 Maritime Surveillance System from SSC, have been deployed to search the area where the plane last made contact.
On Saturday, March 8, a Malaysia Airlines flight carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew was presumed to have crashed off the Vietnamese coast. There were no reports of bad weather and no signs of why the Boeing 777-200ER would have vanished from radar screens about an hour after it took off from Kuala Lumpur for Beijing.
A large number of planes and ships from several countries have been deployed to search the area where the plane last made contact, about halfway between Malaysia and the southern tip of Vietnam.
Out of these, no less than four aircrafts (two from Malaysia and two from Vietnam) are equipped with the MSS 6000 Maritime Surveillance System from SSC. These systems have in many earlier cases proved their outstanding capability for supporting Search and Rescue (SAR) missions, providing an unsurpassed situational awareness using an integrated
suite of sensors including the long range Side Looking Airborne Radar (SLAR) and FLIR.
The thoughts are with the families of the victims; we at SSC sincerely hope that our systems will prove their capability once more and contribute to a successful result of this massive search effort.
Photo: Admiral Datuk Mohd Amdan Kurish, Director General of the MMEA, looks at the tactical map while searching for the missing Malaysia Airlines MH370 plane about 100 nautical miles (185 km) from Kelantan, March 9, 2014. - Reuters pic