The Pakistani Navy has received two P-3 Orion aircraft at Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Florida, US.

A total of eight P-3C aircraft will be delivered to the Pakistani Navy by 2012 under a US foreign military sales programme.

The aircraft, which are upgraded with modern mission systems and avionics, have been procured from the Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group, and will help the navy carry out maritime patrol in littoral and deep-water environments.

Pakistani Ambassador to the US Husain Haqqani said the induction of the P-3C aircraft into the navy would prevent terrorists, pirates and drug traffickers from using their maritime borders for infiltration and other illegal activities.

How well do you really know your competitors?

Access the most comprehensive Company Profiles on the market, powered by GlobalData. Save hours of research. Gain competitive edge.

Company Profile – free sample

Thank you!

Your download email will arrive shortly

Not ready to buy yet? Download a free sample

We are confident about the unique quality of our Company Profiles. However, we want you to make the most beneficial decision for your business, so we offer a free sample that you can download by submitting the below form

By GlobalData
Visit our Privacy Policy for more information about our services, how we may use, process and share your personal data, including information of your rights in respect of your personal data and how you can unsubscribe from future marketing communications. Our services are intended for corporate subscribers and you warrant that the email address submitted is your corporate email address.

The P-3C is a four-engine turboprop anti-submarine and maritime surveillance aircraft that features advanced submarine detection sensors including directional frequency and ranging sonobuoys and magnetic anomaly detection equipment.

The aircraft also incorporates an avionics system that can automatically launch ordnance while accepting sensor data inputs and providing flight information to the pilots.