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P-3 Orion’s SMIP Program Keeps on Rolling

P-3 Orion’s SMIP Program Keeps on Rolling

P-3 Orion, armed - note Sidewinder (click to view full) The P-3 Orion remains the USA's main maritime patrol aircraft, and is also finding use in overland surveillance roles despite the fleet's age. Earlier DID articles have noted the extra effort required to preserve...

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Australia’s MH-60R Maritime Helicopters

Australia’s MH-60R Maritime Helicopters

MH-60Rs fire Hellfire (click to view full) Australia's AIR 9000, Phase 8 project aimed to buy 24 modern naval helicopters to 16 existing S-70B-2 Seahawks, along with the disastrous A$1.1 billion, 11-helicopter SH-2G "Super Seasprite" acquisition attempt. With a total...

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