Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Thanks to everyone who voted for our new P-3 Lockheed Martin Facebook cover photo! Stay tuned for more P-3 photos, history and trivia as we commemorate the Orion’s 50th anniversary this week. To kick things off, check out this new Centennial feature story on the P-3 Orion: http://ow.ly/eSBbS
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Lockheed Martin Director of MS2 Business Development Mike Fralen discusses the importance of keeping the P-3 Orion sustainable and viable for operators around the globe.
Posted by AOrne at 9:28 AM
Follow #Orionat50 on Twitter as Lockheed Martin commemorates the 50th anniversary of the P-3 Orion this week. Learn historical fun facts and participate in the P-3 “Myth or Fact” Twitter Trivia. There will also be a daily photo featured from each decade and P-3 fans can share their photos from the same decade that day.
Posted by AOrne at 9:14 AM
Monday, October 29, 2012
More than 400 attendees at the 25th Annual P-3 International Operators Support Conference.
Posted by AOrne at 2:35 PM
CodeOne Magazine's Spotlight Photo for the Day: On 23 October 1962, four P-3 aircrews from Patrol Squadron 8 (VP-8) and four from VP-44 began enforcing President John F. Kennedy’s blockade of Cuba to prevent Soviet missiles from reaching Cuba. The P-3 crews patrolled the Atlantic sea lanes to locate and track Soviet cargo ships carrying missiles or launch support equipment. After the crisis ended, a VP-44 crew was photographed flying close surveillance over the Russian freighter Anasov on its return to the Soviet Union. Anasov was the only Russian vessel that refused to uncover the large oblong objects lashed to its deck. The Orion crew was able to verify that the objects were crated missiles, and the ship was allowed to proceed.
Posted by AOrne at 9:53 AM
The NOAA Hurricane Hunters are working around the clock to gather information for forecasters, researchers, emergency managers, and the public to help keep you safe. This picture taken this morning at 3:30am local, is of a NOAA P-3 (NOAA42) and crew preparing to head back out to Hurricane Sandy for the 6th time.
Posted by AOrne at 9:16 AM
The Lockheed Martin P-3 Orion has set the global standard for the Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Missions with the most sophisticated multi-mission maritime capability available. Building on 50 years of experience, Lockheed Martin is ensuring that the P-3 Orion continues its legacy as the standard for Maritime Patrol Aviation.
Posted by AOrne at 8:53 AM