PATUXENT RIVER, Md. – U.S. Naval Research Laboratory’s Scientific Development Squadron (VXS) 1 mobilized a crew for a NP-3C Orion operation with less than 24 hours’ notice to airdrop 18 SOFAR Spotter buoys in the Gulf of Mexico ahead of Hurricane Idalia on Monday, August 28.

Source: Research Squadron VXS-1 Mobilizes Quickly to Track Hurricane Idalia