The P-3 fleet consists of 12 Orion aircraft and a range of ground based systems. The P-3 remains heavily tasked on operations in northern Australia. A three-way alliance arrangement (P-3 Accord) between the Commonwealth, Airbus Group Australia Pacific and BAE Systems Australia provides a best for Weapon System approach to deliver the required capability to 92 Wing. Surveillance and Response System Program Office (SRSPO) is the Prime System Integrator for the AP-3C. Airbus Group Australia Pacific provides deeper maintenance and modification installation support, while BAE Systems provides modification design, software support and mission systems simulator support. Other major contractors, including Raytheon Australia, CAE Australia and Lockheed Martin provide in-service support.

During 2017-18, the fleet will be progressively retired from service and replaced by the P-8A Poseidon aircraft.

Brand Royal Australian Air Force

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