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P-3 Orion
 
Latest update: February 2018

Company: Lockheed Martin
 
Abbr.: Order and inventory status information: Abbr.: Order and inventory status information:
       
Order. No. of aircraft ordered. WFU No. of aircraft Withdrawn From Use.
Opt. No. of aircraft options. Sold No. of aircraft sold to another country.
Opp. No. of possible aircraft sales. Oth. D. No. of aircraft bought from another country.
Del. No. of aircraft delivered. LS↓ No. of aircraft leased from another country.
On Or. No. of aircraft to be delivered. LS ↑ No. of aircraft leased to another country.
W/O No. of aircraft Written Off (crashed). Act. No. of aircraft operational.
       
Lease: When the no. of aircraft LS↓ and LS ↑ are equal the leased aircraft have been returned to the owner.
 
Order and production overview - aircraft totals
 
Country Order. Opt. Opp. Canc. Del. On Or. W/O WFU Sold Oth.D. LS↓ LS ↑ Act.
Argentina           0   2   6     4
Australia 30       30 0 2 7 9 5     17
Brazil           0   1   12     11
Canada 21       21 0   3         18
Chile           0   6   8     2
Germany           0   1   9     8
Greece           0   10   10     0
Iran 6       6 0 1           5
Japan 111       111 0 3 19         89
Netherlands 13       13 0     13       0
New Zealand 5       5 0       1     6
Norway 11       11 0     5       6
Pakistan 3       3 0 3     7     7
Portugal           0   6   11     5
South Korea 8       8 0       8     16
Spain           0 1 3 3 12     5
Taiwan           0       12     12
Thailand 5       5 0   4         1
USA 542       542 0 34 308 102 1     99
Total 755       755 0 44 370 132 102     311
 
Comment(s):
 
Order and production overview - aircraft detailed
 
Country Aircraft Order. Opt. Opp. Canc. Del. On Or. W/O WFU Sold Oth.D. LS↓ LS ↑ Act.
Argentina P-3B           0   2   6     4
Australia P-3B 10       10 0 1 2 9 2     0
  P-3C 2       2 0             2
  P-3C-II½ 4       4 0 1 2         1
  TAP-3B           0   3   3     0
  AP-3C 14       14 0             14
Brazil P-3A           0   1   12     11
Canada CP-140 18       18 0             18
  CP-140A 3       3 0   3         0
Chile UP-3A           0   4   5     1
  P-3ACH           0   2   3     1
Germany P-3C           0       8     8
  P-3C-II           0   1   1     0
Greece P-3A           0   4   4     0
  P-3B           0   6   6     0
Iran P-3F 6       6 0 1           5
Japan P-3C 97       97 0 2 19         76
  OP-3C 5       5 0 1           4
  UP-3C 1       1 0             1
  UP-3D 3       3 0             3
  EP-3 5       5 0             5
Netherlands P-3C CUP 10       10 0     10       0
  P-3C-II½  3       3 0     3       0
New Zealand P-3K2 5       5 0       1     6
Norway P-3B 5       5 0     5       0
  P-3C 4       4 0             4
  P-3N 2       2 0             2
Pakistan P-3C I           0 1     1     0
  P-3C PUP           0 1     6     5
  P-3C-II.75 3       3 0 1           2
Portugal P-3C CUP+           0       5     5
  P-3P           0   6   6     0
South Korea P-3B           0       8     8
  P-3C-III+ 8       8 0             8
Spain P-3A           0 1 2 3 7     1
  P-3B           0   1   2     1
  P-3M           0       3     3
Taiwan P-3C CDU           0       2     2
  P-3C-IIIR           0       10     10
Thailand P-3A 2       2 0   2         0
  P-3T 2       2 0   1         1
  VP-3T 1       1 0   1         0
USA P-3A 87       87 0 15 38 34       0
  NP-3A 1       1 0             1
  RP-3A 5       5 0   5         0
  TP-3A 11       11 0   11         0
  UP-3A 21       21 0   14 8 1     0
  VP-3A 5       5 0   5         0
  P-3B 65       65 0 9 32 24       0
  P-3B HW 28       28 0 2 24 2       0
  P-3B LW 11       11 0   4 7       0
  NP-3B 1       1 0   1         0
  UP-3B 4       4 0   4         0
  UP-3B LW 1       1 0   1         0
  P-3C 21       21 0 4 15 2       0
  P-3C AIP 49       49 0   18         31
  P-3C AIP+ 25       25 0   9         16
  P-3C BMUP 9       9 0   4         5
  P-3C BMUP+ 16       16 0             16
  P-3C CDU 24       24 0 1 19 2       2
  P-3C PUP 6       6 0     6       0
  P-3C-I 5       5 0 1 4         0
  P-3C-II 15       15 0   14 1       0
  P-3C-II½ 3       3 0   2         1
  P-3C-III 2       2 0 1           1
  P-3C-IIIR 64       64 0   48 10       6
  NP-3C 2       2 0   2         0
  WP-3C 1       1 0     1       0
  NP-3D 14       14 0   11         3
  RP-3D 1       1 0   1         0
  WP-3D 1       1 0     1       0
  P-3AEW&C 4       4 0     4       0
  P-3SPA 7       7 0 1 2         4
  EP-3A 2       2 0   2         0
  EP-3B 2       2 0   2         0
  EP-3E 16       16 0   11         5
  EP-3E Aries II 11       11 0   4         7
  EP-3J 2       2 0   1         1
Total   755       755 0 44 370 132 102     311
 
Comment(s):

Argentina:

Purchased six former USN P-3Bs.

Brazil:

Purchased twelve former USN P-3As.

Chile:

Purchased eight former USN UP-3As.

Germany:

Purchased eight former Royal Netherlands Navy (Marine Luchtvaart Dienst - MLD) P-3Cs. One former USNP-3C is in use as instructional aircraft.

Greece:

Four former USN P-3As used for spares. Purchased six former USN P-3Bs. These should be upgraded and re-enter service.

Portugal:

Purchased six former RAAF P-3B designated P-3P. Purchased five former Royal Netherlands Navy P-3Cs replacing the P-3Ps.
 
Photogallery
 
     
Royal Canadian Air Force CP-140 on approach to Geilenkirchen 2007. German Navy P-3C departing RAF Fairford after participating at RIAT 2014.  Japanese Navy Self Defense Force P-3C at Matsushima 2008.
     
     
Royal Netherlands Navy P-3C overshoot
at Soesterberg September 2004,
Norwegian Air Force P-3N arriving for the BAFDays Kleine-Brogel 2014. Pakistan P-3C being prepared at AMARC.
 
     
 US Navy P-3C departing RAF Fairford after participating at RIAT 2004.  US Navy UP-3A from VXN-8 stored at AMARC. US Navy NP-3D at NAS Point Mugu.