A Royal Australian Air Force Lockheed Orion scrapped & 2 more scheduled for disposal by end 2014,Defence confirmed.1st aircraft,A9-663,only aircraft in RAAF’s 19-strong fleet not upgraded under AP-3C program,scrapped October 20.All 19 Orions to be progressively drawn-down through to June 2019.Orion’s maritime intelligence,surveillance & reconnaissance (ISR) capability scheduled to be replaced by mix of manned P-8A Poseidons & unmanned Northrop Grumman MQ-4C Tritons under AIR 7000 program.
Low level P-3 Orion sub hunter
Boeing F/A-18A Hornet of RAAF.
P-3 Orion ASW
Boeing has been awarded a $250 million contract to upgrade NATO’s fleet of E-3A airborne warning and control system (AWACS) aircraft, the company announced Wednesday. The avionics upgrades, designed to meet compliance with future aircraft regulations, will go on 13 of the 17 AWACS operated by the alliance. Those modifications will begin in 2016 with a 2018 completion date.French Armée de l'Air E-3s already upgraded to E-3F std.
Lockheed P3 Orion seen at sunset by Anand Vengadassalam, via 500px (from Moffett Field...love it!)