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P-3 Orion
 
Latest update: May 2017

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 WFU No. of aircraft Withdrawn From Use.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 P-3 Orion
 
Country Order. Opt. Opp. 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
United States 542     542 0 34 308 102 1     99
Total 755     755 0 44 370 132 102     311
 
Comment(s):
 
P-3 Orion reports - per aircraft type
 
Country Aircraft Order. Opt. Opp. 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
  TAP-3B         0   3   3     0
  P-3C-II½ 4     4 0 1 2         1
  P-3C 2     2 0             2
  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 P-3ACH         0   2   3     1
  UP-3A         0   4   5     1
Germany P-3C-II         0   1   1     0
  P-3C         0       8     8
Greece P-3A         0   4   4     0
  P-3B         0   6   6     0
Iran P-3F 6     6 0 1           5
Japan EP-3 5     5 0             5
  OP-3C 5     5 0 1           4
  P-3C 97     97 0 2 19         76
  UP-3C 1     1 0             1
  UP-3D 3     3 0             3
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-II.75 3     3 0 1           2
  P-3C PUP         0 1     6     5
Portugal P-3P         0   6   6     0
  P-3C CUP+         0       5     5
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
United States P-3B HW 28     28 0 2 24 2       0
  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
  NP-3A 1     1 0             1
  NP-3B 1     1 0   1         0
  NP-3C 2     2 0   2         0
  NP-3D 14     14 0   11         3
  P-3A 87     87 0 15 38 34       0
  P-3AEW&C 4     4 0     4       0
  P-3B 65     65 0 9 32 24       0
  P-3B LW 11     11 0   4 7       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
  P-3C 21     21 0 4 15 2       0
  P-3SPA 7     7 0 1 2         4
  RP-3A 5     5 0   5         0
  RP-3D 1     1 0   1         0
  TP-3A 11     11 0   11         0
  UP-3A 21     21 0   14 8 1     0
  UP-3B 4     4 0   4         0
  UP-3B LW 1     1 0   1         0
  VP-3A 5     5 0   5         0
  WP-3C 1     1 0     1       0
  WP-3D 1     1 0     1       0
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.
 
 
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