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A look at the planes, ships involved in the search for missing jet in southern Indian Ocean

An intense search is underway in the southern Indian Ocean for signs of possible debris from the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 that went missing on March 8. Here's a list of the countries taking part and what they have sent to help the search overseen by Australia from a military base near the southwestern city of Perth.

AUSTRALIA

Four military P3 Orion planes; four non-military jets; the navy supply ship HMAS Success and navy support ship Ocean Shield.

CHINA

Two Ilyushin IL-76 planes; warships Kunlunshan, Haikou and Qiandaohu; three patrol boats; icebreaker Snow Dragon.

JAPAN

Two military P3 Orion planes.

NEW ZEALAND

One military P3 Orion plane.

UNITED STATES:

One military P8 Poseidon plane.