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Release No: NR-140-14
March 21, 2014

Readout of Secretary Hagel's Call with Malaysian Defense Minister and Acting Transport Minister Hishammuddin

Statement from Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby
 
Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel spoke this morning with the Malaysian Defense Minister and Acting Transport Minister Hishammuddin bin Tun Hussein about the ongoing search for Malaysia Air Flight 370. 
 
Minister Hishammuddin thanked Secretary Hagel for the support being provided by the United States, particularly that of the U.S. Navy, and requested that the U.S. consider providing some undersea surveillance equipment as well. 
 
Secretary Hagel assured Minister Hishammuddin that he would assess the availability and utility of military undersea technology for such a task and provide him an update in the very near future.

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