July 31, 2014

Final modernised P-3 Orion delivered to Brazil

Photos: Airbus Defence & Space

Airbus Defence & Space has delivered the last of nine Lockheed P-3 Orion anti-submarine warfare (ASW) aircraft it has upgraded for the Brazilian air force.The final modernized aircraft has been delivered to the airforce base in Salvador de Bahía, Brazil.

In addition, work was carried out on the airframes and Rolls-Royce T56 powerplants to prolong the P-3’s operational life “for many years to come”.Brazil will use the modernised aircraft to perform ASW, maritime patrol, search and rescue and economic exclusion zone enforcement missions.

1 comment:

  1. Chinesedefence-Another latest aircraft added into Brazilian airforce.It is P-3 Orion land based maritime patrol and anti-submarine warfare aircraft completed nine P-3 Orion aircrafts to Brazil.These aircraft is operational in the airforces of 10 countries i.e Argentina,Australia,Brazil,Iran,Japan,Norway etc.,It carries weapons in the bomb bay and on ten underwing pylons.Consisting of 5 fuel tanks and capacity of fuel tank is 34,800l.Get more info :


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