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NP-3D Orion

NP-3D Orion (U.S. Navy Photo)




NP-3D Orion

Air Test and Evaluation Squadron THREE ZERO (VX-30) operates a variety of P-3s, including NP-3Ds and P-3Cs, each of which provide unique support capabilities for national level research, development, test and evaluation.

The three primary missions that VX-30 NP-3Ds conduct are Cast Glance, range surveillance and clearance, and telemetry.

VX-30's NP-3Ds conduct missions over the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, ranging from Reagan Test Site at Kwajalein, Marshall Islands, to the waters off the Florida coast, supporting the Missile Defense Agency, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division.

Last Update 01-Nov-2013 9:04