Navy Decommissions Three More VP Squadrons; Future of Maritime Patrol Aviation in Doubt
Take that, runway! Red Chinese Air Prowess on Display
The Real News from Iraq (we're winning)
Air Force General Unmasked as Foot Soldier
A Veteran Responds to John Kerry's Veterans Day Slander
Canada's Last Submarine Beached After Onboard Fire
Simply Unacceptable: Public Schools Require Teachers to Support 'Gay and Lesbian Coming-out Day"
Clueless: Tom Brokaw Cheapens “The Flight that Fought Back”
South Korea Military Downsizes
planned KDX-III DDG due by 2012
"Will Fly for Food:" UCAVs coming on fast to replace TACAIR aircrews
Marine Corps, Navy Aircraft Fleets Struggle to Meet Demands of War on Terrorism
What about "absolute moral responsibility," Ms. Sheehan?
A Conservative Look at Hollywood
Troop Morale in Iraq Sky High -- more NY Times Lies Exposed
"What I Saw After the Crash:" One Vet's Experience Moving Through the US Trauma Care System
"What I Saw After the Crash" -- Chapter 2
"What I Saw After the Crash" -- Chapter 3
"What I Saw After the Crash" -- Chapter 4
"What I Saw After the Crash" -- Chapter 5
NAS Brunswick Supporters Fight to Stop Base Closure as US Navy P-3 Fleet Drops from Overwork
Sleeping Giants: A Tour of Davis-Monthan AFB Aircraft Storage and Refurb Facility
Armed Spartan Scout Brings the End Closer for Manned Combat Vehicles
BEFORE GPS ... before moving maps ... how it used to be...
Neat Website of Proud Parent of Daughter in Iraq
Pakistan Buying More P-3Cs from US
US Navy Pulling the Plug on NAS Rota, Spain
"Live from Iraq! It's Armadillo Rock!"
US Helps Old Adversaries Rearm
Wanna Be an Officer in the US Navy? Excellent gouge here...
More than coincidence?
Vietnam Veterans' Legacy Foundation is launched
Republic of Korea Finalizes P-3 Aircraft Buy from US
US military comes calling on Taiwan
Simply Spectacular! VP-4 cruise video of Operation Iraqi Freedom!
Pansy Brits III: US execution of convicted murderers by lethal injection "inhumane"
US Navy Support Ships Find New Jobs in War on Terror
Imperial Japanese Submarine Found off Hawaii ... Go Here for background on this little-known episode
Vietnam Buys Maritime Patrol Aircraft
"You First" -- Brady Campaign to Disarm Victims Offers to Shoot Gun-Rights Advocate
The New, Improved Warthog
"We're from the ACLU and we're here to help"
Massachusetts Leftists Demand End to Free Speech
'Let them eat ordnance' -- Iran, North Korea Destroying Themselves to Gain Nuclear Arsenals
Yes, Washington Post, it is indeed time to announce a “timetable”
Corporate Shame! Defense Contractors Extort Money from Kids!
"That'll be $ 130.95, kid!"
US Navy's New Multimission Maritime Aircraft in Trouble?
Shrinking Fleet Results in Big Cuts in US Naval Aviation Training
Pansy Brits II: Home Secretary Rules Brits Must Hide Under Their Beds If Attacked
CBS Makes Female Producer, Three Others, Take Fall for Disgraced Rather
Japanese Defense Agency Proposes Changes to Military Response Options
Joint Exercise Practices Deflecting North Korean Attack on Japan
Denmark Joins Old Europe and Surrenders; Pursues Unilateral Disarmament
Pansy Brits Horrified at US Gun Owners
US Navy Receives Remote Minehunting System
US Ships Begin Patroling Off North Korea for Ballistic Missile Defense
(above: USS Curtis Wilbur makes tracks for North Korea)
Ohio Voters to EuroLiberals: "Go Pound Sand!"
When Sheep Vote...
Here Comes the EB-52 "Mega-fortress..."
"One-third of US Military Aircraft to be Unmanned by 2010"
Boeing Wins Bid to Build Replacement for the P-3
Meet the Boeing Multi-mission Maritime Patrol Aircraft
More Controversy Swirls About Kerry Campaign
Holland recently announced it is getting out of the Maritime Patrol Aircraft business to spend more money on social programs. Meanwhile, across the English Channel, London announced significant military cuts. The London Telegraph reports that a confidential MOD White Paper announced substantial cuts in British ships, armored vehicles, and aircraft. The British MOD said the changes were being made to “better prepare Britain for combating terrorism and weapons of mass destruction.” While supporters are reported to say these changes will permit the use of a more swiftly deployable force to fight on a number of fronts at the same time while enjoying the latest technology, opponents countered that the move is budget crisis-driven "a smokescreen" to hide quite risky cuts in the military. Two major defense programs -- the Nimrod MRA4 surveillance aircraft and the Ground-based Air Defence radar system (GBAD) -- are being cut immediately, reported the Telegram. The Nimrod upgrade program alone has already cost $ 764 million toward the $ 5 billion program. Canceling the MRA4 now is expected to save $ 892 million this year and $ 3.57 billion overall, leaving England with neither a modern Royal Navy MPA aircraft nor an RAF strategic bomber. The white paper also lists other savings: buying just 55 of the 143 Eurofighters with which it will replace its F3 Tornado, Harrier, and Jaguar ground attack aircraft; scrapping England’s 60 Challenger 2 tanks, plus unnamed older tank models; and decommissioning older Royal Navy ships, not yet named.
Sea Gliders -- unmanned submarine gliders -- are finding favor with the US Navy, which has ordered a number of these craft for research into their suitability for use as surveillance craft. Released at sea, they vary their depth according to instructions, and float along, essentially undetectable, gathering information on enemy submarine or ship movements. This model is supplied by Webb Research Corporation, East Falmouth, MA.
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Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 673
Real Men... and Women... play the oboe!
Someone call Al Gore!
South-Korea related news, books and web resources
Tai Chi Arts
The Record John Kerry is Trying to Hide... (but we're on to him...)
Navy Resists Air Force Pressure for Joint UCAV
Light-Weight, Heavy Duty Homeland Security
US Navy Expands Testing of Unmanned Aircraft as Budget Problems Threaten Program
Affordable Moving Surface Target Engagement (AMSTE) System Undergoes "Final Exam"
Navy VP-1 Seeks Former Shipmates
MMA RFP Released as P-3 Airframe Fatigue and Money Problems Collide
US Navy, Russian Company Team to Develop Revolutionary Technology
US Navy Reacquires Urgency about ASW
Civil War Erupts at Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome -- field's future in doubt
Live from Iraq! A Navy buddy's family on the front lines
US Navy Reacquires Urgency About Anti-Submarine Warfare
Holland Reverses Decision to Scrap P-3Cs
Old, New Technologies Come Together to Cast Large Shadow, Create Controversy
Holland Abandons Maritime Air Patrol
SEA RAM Enables Improved “Reach-out and Touch Somebody” Capability
Technology, Budget Constraints Tug at New "plug and play" Virginia-class submarines
US Navy to Abolish Reserve P-3 Squadrons as Reserves, Guard Take Big Hits
China's FC-1 Fighter Enters Production as “Poor Man's MiG-27”
Blockade of North Korea "Not in our thinking"
European Maritime Patrol Aircraft Replacement Still 'Up in the Air'
First Advanced SEAL Delivery System Sub Accepted by Navy Despite Development Problems, Critics
Is the US Navy's Multimission Maritime Aircraft Program in Trouble?
Northrop Grumman Reportedly Gains in Taiwan Submarine Contest
North Korea Said To Be Using Drug Money to Fund Arms Program
Small Submarines Increasingly Appeal to Terrorists, Criminals
Pakistan Buys Chinese Guided Missile Frigates
US Resumes ISR Flights Off North Korea
"I'll Be Back!" -- Unmanned Ground Combat Vehicles Move Out
US Navy Tests Controlling Unmanned Aerial Vehicles from Submarines
Feeling Beleagured, Taiwan Seeks to Beef-Up Its Military Presence
Converted Ohio-class Boomers Move Toward Deployment as SSGNs
NAVY UPGRADES ITS E-6 SPY AIRCRAFT.
Indian Air Force Picks Rafale-M over MiG-29K.
MANNED TO UNMANNED? Europe's Atlantique Maritime Patrol Aircraft may be replaced by UCAV.
TROUBLES FOR TAIWAN: New Tactical Radio System Gets Wailed by Politicians
RED CHINA ON THE PROWL: New J-10 Tactical Fighter Concerns Taipei
WAR WITH IRAQ: New Tank-Killer Technology Moves Forward
UNPLEASANT SURPRISE: Red Chinese Missile Has Double the Range Thought by West
NEWS! Indian Plans for Light Combat Aircraft to Lead to Next Generation Stealth Fighters
UPGRADES: India Seeks Cruise Missile Sub from Russia
NEWS! A Cash-Desperate North Korea Sells Missiles
NEWS! PRC Spy Ship Riles Taiwan
NEWS! US Navy Converts Boomers to Cruise Missile Subs
NEWS! "VAST" Frees US Navy from Target Range Constraints
NEWS! US Navy Moves Subs Closer to Red China
ANALYSIS: Directed Infra-red Countermeasures Update: how to avoid a shoulder-launched missile
NEWS! Royal Australian Navy Chooses New Combat Control System for Collins Subs
NEWS! Red Chinese Aircraft Harrass Another US Navy EP-3
NEWS! Singapore, Taiwan Ramp-up Submarine Fleets
NEWS! Singapore Acquires Second Sjoormen-class SSK
NEWS! Ticonderoga-class CGs Get Enhanced Missile Capability
NEWS! Republic of Korea Gets "TIGER EYES"
NEWS! India and Russia Make a Deal
NEWS! Wedgetail Passes Milestone
NEWS! Seoul May Scrap Patriot Buy
NEWS! ROC Navy Moves Ahead with New Destroyer
NEWS! Taiwan, India Jockey for New P-3 Aircraft
NEWS! Malaysia Gets New Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
NEWS! US Navy Subs Get Improved TB-29 Towed Array Sonar
NEWS! Taiwan Seeks Modern Sub Fleet to Restrain Beijing
NEWS! Red China Seeks Carrier Aviation -- Buys ex-Soviet Varyag
NEWS! North Korea Gives Syria Gas
NEWS! New Maritime Patrol Aircraft Hits the Waves
NEWS! US Customs Service Upgrades P-3 Fleet
NEWS! US Navy Tests 21st Century Shoot-and Scoot Technology
NEWS! North Korea Orders Ruder Tanks
NEWS! South Korea To Get Stealth Technology Patrol Boats
NEWS! Bank ONE Buys Control of German Sub Maker
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Dead Reckoning Trace used by navigator aboard the P-3A/B
P-3B "Orion", VP-92, NAS South Weymouth, MA, 1990
P-3B TACNAVMOD "Orion," VP-1, NAS Barbers Point, HI, 1984
SP-2H "Neptune'" VP-1, NAF Cam Rahn Bay, Republic of Vietnam, 1969
VP-1 Crew 8, NAF Cam Rahn Bay, 1971 (webmaster front, center)
A Soviet il-38 "May," the Russian version of the P-3 (immediately dubbed the "P-3-ski" by us) escorted by US Navy F-4B ((photo: www.fas.org).
A P-3 "rigs" a Kirov-class Soviet guided missile cruiser in the 1970s (thanks to AT1 Tom Clay, USN (Ret.)