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Lockheed P-3C Orion from MFG-3 Nordholz Serial Registration (60 + 06)

Lockheed P-3C Orion from MFG-3 Nordholz Serial Registration (60 + 06) Stock Photo

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5904 x 4143 px | 50 x 35.1 cm | 19.7 x 13.8 inches | 300dpi

Date taken:

13 April 2016


RAF Lossiemouth Moray Grampian Region North East Scotland UK.

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In 1975 an improved navigation system, expanded computer memory, and tactical displays were provided under the Update I programme. In 1976 the Update II programme provided an infrared detection system and sonobuoy reference system and the aircraft were fitted with the Harpoon missile. The P-3C aircraft to the Upgrade III standard, delivered in 1984, were equipped with advanced anti-submarine warfare avionics including the IBM Proteus AN/UYS-1 acoustic processor.The P-3C's anti-submarine warfare systems include the AN/ARR-78(V) sonobuoy receiving system supplied by Hazeltine Corporation of New York, the AN/ARR-72 sonobuoy receiver supplied by Fighting Electronics Inc of New York for the operation and management of buoys, two AQA-7 directional acoustic frequency analysis and recording sonobuoy indicators, and a AQH-4 (V) sonar tape recorder.

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