On Patrol

AP-3C Orion, Royal Australian Air Force

In this image I captured a Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) AP-3C Orion flying past at low level. The RAAF's AP-3C Orion is an extremely versatile aircraft capable of a variety tasks including; maritime surveillance, anti-submarine and anti-ship warfare, naval fleet support, search and survivor supply and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions. They are fitted with a variety of sensors, including digital multi-mode radar, electronic support measures, electro-optics detectors (infra-red and visual), magnetic anomaly detectors, identification friend or foe systems, and acoustic detectors.

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