Saturday, September 20, 2014

USN confirms participation with a P-3C at the 2014 Malta International Airshow

The United States Navy has confirmed participation with a P-3C Orion coming from Patrol Squadron 4 the Skinny Dragons. VP-4 is based at Marine Corps Base Hawaii. The Lockheed P-3 Orion is a four-engine turboprop anti-submarine and maritime surveillance aircraft developed for the United States Navy and introduced in the 1960s. At this time a squadron detachment is based in NAS Sigonella in Sicily, for patrol in the Mediterranean and further afield. (Source: maltairshow, 20-Sep-2014)