Three mine countermeasure ships, USS Champion (MCM 4), USS
Devastator (MCM 6) and USS Pioneer (MCM 9) participated in Navy
search efforts May 21 for the HH-60 Seahawk helicopter that went
down May 19 off the coast of Southern California and Mexico.
The future of aerial warfare is UAVs. The writing is on the
wall, but not everyone who reads it is happy. Quoted in Politico,
Joint Chiefs Chairman Michael Mullen told the Senate Armed Services
Committee last week, "We're at a real time of transition here in
terms of the future of aviation."