German P-3C Returns to Operation Atalanta

September 17, 2019 (Google Translation) – Since September 13, the German seafaring reconnaissance P-3C “Orion” is back in the ATALANTA in Djibouti integrated. The German Navy pilots from Nordholz on the North Sea coast laid with the largest combat aircraft of the Bundeswehr to Djibouti: the maritime patrol aircraft P-3C “Orion”. It is a four-engine propeller aircraft and is used…

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First Norwegian Crew Completes P-3C Orion to P-8A Poseidon Transition Training

September 12, 2019 – Aircrew from the Royal Norwegian Air Force (RNoAF) graduated from Patrol Squadron (VP) Thirty’s Category 2 school Sept. 11, becoming the first crew to transition from the P-3C Orion to the P-8A Poseidon. VP-30’s Foreign Military Sales Division facilitated the course with RNoAF’s No. 333 Squadron, which started in early March. “There is a need for…

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Operation Atalanta: On patrol over dangerous waters

December 12, 2018 (Google Translation) – The area of ​​operation of the anti-piracy operation Atalanta is larger than Europe. Only by airplane can this huge area in the Indian Ocean be effectively monitored. Our author went on board a German seafaring explorer of the type Orion. At half past five in the morning the thermometer is already 30 degrees –…

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US Navy Contract Announcements May 2, 2018

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Military Aircraft Systems, Melbourne, Florida, is being awarded an $11,376,695 firm-fixed-price delivery order (N0001918F2334) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-15-G-0026). This order provides for the procurement of four aerial refueling retrofit kits and related support equipment in support of the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft. Work will be performed St. Augustine, Florida (34.7 percent); Ronkonkoma,…

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Suspicion of illegal transshipment of offshore goods by North Korean vessels

Google Translation The P-3C (Kanoya) belonging to the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force 1st Aeronautics Unit in the early February 13th this year, the North Korean flagged tanker “Rye Song Gang No. 1” and the Belize flag shipping tanker “Wan Heng No. 11” , I confirmed that I am sticking at the offshore sea of ​​the East China Sea (offshore of…

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On the trends of submarine submarines and Chinese naval vessels (1st report)

Google Translation On Wednesday, January 10 (Wednesday afternoon), the Maritime Self-Defense Force Episode 6 escort ship “Oonami” (Yokosuka) and the fifth flight group affiliation “P-3C” (Naha) are connecting waters in the east-northeast of Miyakojima (Okinawa Prefecture) I confirmed a submarine to go north west. After that, the submarine continued northwestward, and went out of the connected waters of the northern…

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Lockheed Martin Awarded $158.5M Upgrade Contract for Germany P-3C Orions

Lockheed Martin received a $158.5 million contract for the second phase of the German Navy P-3C Mission System Refresh program. The program will upgrade the mission system processing suites on the fleet of eight P-3C Orion maritime patrol aircraft to support operations through 2035. The Mission System Refresh is part of an overall fleet upgrade that includes structural mid-life upgrades…

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