• Short Summary

    The first of ten P-3C Orion antisubmarine warfare aircraft for the Royal Australian Air Force now is moving down the assembly line at the Lockheed factory in Burbank, California.

  • Description

    The first of ten P-3C Orion antisubmarine warfare aircraft for the Royal Australian Air Force now is moving down the assembly line at the Lockheed factory in Burbank, California.

    Squadron Leader Nevill Conn, who heads the nine-person RAAF office at the aerospace plant, affixes the Squadron 10 emblem to the cockpit section with the help of the assembly line manager, Bob Palmer.

    Australia will become the first international customer to fly the advanced, computerized "C" model of the Orion, although the RAAF now flies the earlier P-3B.

    This first P-3C is due for delivery in December, with the other nine scheduled to follow at the rate of one a month. Total value of the Australian program exceeds $170 million (American) in a government to government transaction negotiated by the U.S. Navy. Deliveries of the Orion to the U.S. Navy and friendly countries now total more than 450 aircraft.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA813SPWB0T9LH3EMK7MN6PYVQ0
    Media URN:
    VLVA813SPWB0T9LH3EMK7MN6PYVQ0
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/01/1977
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:38:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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