Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said he’s confident crews hunting for the missing Malaysian jet have narrowed down the location of its black box to “within some kilometers,” raising optimism the wreckage will be found.
A fifth possible signal from the missing Malaysian Air jet gives investigators another critical data point to plot where and when to launch a remote-controlled submarine to scour the Indian Ocean seabed.
Ships combing the Indian Ocean for a missing Malaysian Air jet failed to detect new pings that might point the way to the jet’s flight recorders, as investigators narrowed the search area by almost two-thirds.
President Barack Obama said cutting the U.S. budget won’t reduce the nation’s military and economic commitments to the Asia-Pacific region in remarks that reflect a U.S. effort to contain China’s growing regional influence.
Australia plans to buy more Boeing Co. P-8 Poseidon maritime patrol jets than initially projected to replace planes dating from the 1970s, reducing its requirement for drones built by Northrop Grumman Corp.
Airbus SAS has yet to resolve performance issues with its military refueling plane, more than two years after the first examples were delivered, according to the Royal Australian Air Force, the model’s lead customer.