German P-3 Deploys to Dynamic Manta ASW Exercise

Submarines are masters of camouflage. They operate covertly in a sea area and pose a threat to ships and boats. The key to success in spotting and fighting submarines is often in the air. Naval Air Base Nordholz: In the early hours of the morning, extensive preparations begin for the launch of a P-3C Orion maritime reconnaissance aircraft to Sigonella.…

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AMO P-3 Crews and Partners Seize Almost 6 Tons of Narcotics in 8 Days in Eastern Pacific

June 15, 2021 – Air and Marine Operations (AMO) National Air Security Operations Center, P-3 Long Range Tracker and Airborne Early Warning crews partnered with Joint Interagency Task Force-South and federal authorities to stop transnational smuggling of almost six tons of narcotics between April 16 and April 24 in the Eastern Pacific Ocean, denying narcotics traffickers an estimated $156 million…

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Germany Deploys P-3 to Operation Atalanta in Djibouti

September 8, 2020 (Google Translation) – On Thursday, September 10th, 2020, a German P-3C “Orion” type maritime patrol aircraft will be relocating from the Nordholz naval air base to Djibouti again. Until shortly before Christmas around 50 soldiers from Naval Aviation Squadron 3 “Graf Zeppelin” will be part of the EU-led “Atalanta” mission. On average, the “Orion”, nicknamed “Jester”, will…

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