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Tag: P-3 Orion

That time a Soviet Su-27 Flanker Collided with a Norwegian P-3 Orion over the Barents Sea
The Su-27 did gain special markings - one of the five 'kill' stars painted on the port side of the nose was superimposed on the silhouette of a P-3! The Sukhoi Design Bureau was tasked in 1969 with developing a fourth-generation heavy fighter and thus began the story of the Su-27, known to the western...
The Life and Times of an S-3A Viking Sensor Operator, Part One: It Wasn’t Just a Job, but an Adventure
If you are ready, let us turn back the clock to the mid-to-late-1980s and take a ride aboard the S-3A Viking alongside our intrepid SENSOs during their heyday and discover what it took to make it in this exclusive community. Though overshadowed by the flashier Tomcats, Corsairs, Hornets, and Intruders it flew...
VP-5 becomes first Squadron to employ the P-8 Poseidon in counter-drug ops
One month into deployment, CAC-8 and CAC-12 of VP-5 Mad Foxes are well on their way to proving the P-8's counter-narcotic utility in Central America As reported by Jax Air News, Combat Air Crews (CACs) of Patrol Squadron (VP) 5 deployed to Cooperative Security Location (CSL) Comalapa to become the first squadron to employ the P-8A Poseidon in counter-narcotic operations...
This crew swap allowed both VP-10 and FAW-4 to share ASW techniques and best practices, as well as ensure continued interoperability between P-8A and P-1 As reported by LTJG Stephanie Palacheck from Patrol Squadron (VP) 10 in his article VP-10 ‘Red Lancers’ Conduct Compatibility Exercises with JMSDF Counterparts, the “Red Lancers” of Patrol Squadron Ten (VP-10) conducted a four-day joint...
The weapons were not armed when they were released so there is little danger of them exploding by mistake On Jan. 1, 2017, a Republic Of Korea Navy (ROKN) P-3CK Orion on a routine mission over the East Sea lost three Harpoon anti-ship missiles, a torpedo and depth charges after a crew member accidentally activate the emergency jettison switch. As reported...

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