By Prof Michel Chossudovsky
Global Research, March 31, 2014
The MH 370 Boeing 777 had advanced “emergency locator equipment” which was emitting signals, which should have facilitated its location. It was subsequently established that the MH 370 flight had gone Southbound towards the Indian Ocean.
Located in the Indian Ocean, the US Diego Garcia military and intelligence base –described by defense observers as the “best-kept secret in the navy”– has a gamut of advanced observation and detection equipment which should have facilitated the search of the Malaysian airlines plane.
But instead, the US military preferred to remain mum on the subject, as outlined by a carefully documented article by Matthias Chang.
According to Reuters (28th March, 2014, quoted by Matthias Chang):
Ultimately, the only country with the technical resources to recover the plane – or at least its black box recorder, which could lie in water several miles deep – may be the United States. Its deep-sea vehicles ultimately hauled up the wreckage of Air France 447 after its 2009 crash into a remote region of the South Atlantic.
The US has a state of the art spy satellite system, with very precise capabilities of monitoring the earth’s surface, including moving objects. These technologies are part of the United States Space Surveillance Network. The Diego Garcia base “is one of only a handful of locations equipped with a Ground-based Electro-Optical Deep Space Surveillance system for tracking objects in deep space”. Given the levels of sophistication of these observation technologies, it is highly unlikely that the MH370 flight could have travelled unnoticed over a large span of the Indian Ocean.