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Undersea drone hunt for Malaysian plane may take two months

Operators aboard the Australian Defense Vessel Ocean Shield move the U.S. Navy's Bluefin 21 autonomous underwater vehicle into position for deployment in the Southern Indian Ocean, as the search continues for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, in this handout picture taken April 14, 2014. REUTERS/U.S. Navy/Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Peter D. Blair/Handout via Reuters

Operators aboard the Australian Defense Vessel Ocean Shield move the U.S. Navy's Bluefin 21 autonomous underwater vehicle into position for deployment in the Southern Indian Ocean, as the search continues for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370,...more

Operators aboard the Australian Defense Vessel Ocean Shield move the U.S. Navy's Bluefin 21 autonomous underwater vehicle into position for deployment in the Southern Indian Ocean, as the search continues for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, in this handout picture taken April 14, 2014. REUTERS/U.S. Navy/Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Peter D. Blair/Handout via Reuters
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The Australian Defence Vessel Ocean Shield sails in the southern Indian Ocean as it continues to search for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 in this picture released by the Australian Defence Force April 15, 2014. REUTERS/Australian Defence Force/Handout via Reuters

The Australian Defence Vessel Ocean Shield sails in the southern Indian Ocean as it continues to search for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 in this picture released by the Australian Defence Force April 15, 2014. REUTERS/Australian Defence...more

The Australian Defence Vessel Ocean Shield sails in the southern Indian Ocean as it continues to search for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 in this picture released by the Australian Defence Force April 15, 2014. REUTERS/Australian Defence Force/Handout via Reuters
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A Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) AP-3C Orion aircraft flies past the British naval ship HMS Echo in the southern Indian Ocean as they continue to search for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 in this handout picture released by the Australian Defence Force April 15, 2014. REUTERS/Australian Defence Force/Handout via Reuters

A Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) AP-3C Orion aircraft flies past the British naval ship HMS Echo in the southern Indian Ocean as they continue to search for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 in this handout picture released by the...more

A Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) AP-3C Orion aircraft flies past the British naval ship HMS Echo in the southern Indian Ocean as they continue to search for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 in this handout picture released by the Australian Defence Force April 15, 2014. REUTERS/Australian Defence Force/Handout via Reuters
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The U.S. Navy’s Bluefin-21 autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) is deployed from the Australian Defence Vessel Ocean Shield in the southern Indian Ocean to look for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 in this handout picture released by the Australian Defence Force April 15, 2014. REUTERS/Australian Defence Force/Handout via Reuters

The U.S. Navy’s Bluefin-21 autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) is deployed from the Australian Defence Vessel Ocean Shield in the southern Indian Ocean to look for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 in this handout picture released by the...more

The U.S. Navy’s Bluefin-21 autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) is deployed from the Australian Defence Vessel Ocean Shield in the southern Indian Ocean to look for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 in this handout picture released by the Australian Defence Force April 15, 2014. REUTERS/Australian Defence Force/Handout via Reuters
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Malaysia's Defence Minister and acting Transport Minister Hishammuddin Hussein speaks at a news conference at the Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC) in Kuala Lumpur April 15, 2014. REUTERS/Samsul Said

Malaysia's Defence Minister and acting Transport Minister Hishammuddin Hussein speaks at a news conference at the Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC) in Kuala Lumpur April 15, 2014. REUTERS/Samsul Said

Malaysia's Defence Minister and acting Transport Minister Hishammuddin Hussein speaks at a news conference at the Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC) in Kuala Lumpur April 15, 2014. REUTERS/Samsul Said
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Australian Navy ships HMAS Perth (L) and Success (R), conduct a dual replenishment at Sea to receive fuel and stores from United States Navy Ship (USNS) Cesar Chavez, in the southern Indian Ocean as they continue to search for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 in this handout picture released by the Australian Defence Force April 15, 2014. REUTERS/Australian Defence Force/Handout via Reuters

Australian Navy ships HMAS Perth (L) and Success (R), conduct a dual replenishment at Sea to receive fuel and stores from United States Navy Ship (USNS) Cesar Chavez, in the southern Indian Ocean as they continue to search for the missing Malaysia...more

Australian Navy ships HMAS Perth (L) and Success (R), conduct a dual replenishment at Sea to receive fuel and stores from United States Navy Ship (USNS) Cesar Chavez, in the southern Indian Ocean as they continue to search for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 in this handout picture released by the Australian Defence Force April 15, 2014. REUTERS/Australian Defence Force/Handout via Reuters
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