Updated February 08, 2019 12:55:30A new tool for people looking for missing U.S. Navy sailors could open the door to better technology for the search, experts say.
The Pentagon has long been searching for more than 300 sailors and their families, and some of the families have been unable to find a single person.
Now, a new tool is being developed by the Pentagon to help with that effort.
The National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) said in a statement that its program, known as Searchable, is part of its efforts to “find and recover missing service members.”NRO said it will use this software to help search teams pinpoint where the missing sailors were when they went missing.
It will be based on “high-resolution satellite imagery, satellite images, voice, and video recordings,” the NRO said.
It is the latest effort to help locate the missing.
In 2015, the Navy launched a massive search effort for missing sailors, with thousands of ships and planes flying into the Pacific Ocean, and the Navy had a search area of about 100 square miles.
Since then, more than 4,000 people have been found, including 486 sailors, a number that has not changed much since the search began.