View all newsletters
Receive our newsletter - data, insights and analysis delivered to you
  1. News
April 26, 2010

RAAF Aircraft Damaged by Countermeasures Flare

A Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) AP-3C Orion surveillance aircraft suffered damage while flying in Afghanistan, after its countermeasure flare went off due to a systems malfunction. The crew halted its assigned mission soon after the accident and landed safely at Al Minhad Air Base i

By cms admin

A Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) AP-3C Orion surveillance aircraft suffered damage while flying in Afghanistan, after its countermeasure flare went off due to a systems malfunction.

The crew halted its assigned mission soon after the accident and landed safely at Al Minhad Air Base in the United Arab Emirates, according to the Sydney Morning Herald.

A technical and air safety investigation has been undertaken by the RAAF to assess the damage caused to the airframe.

The RAAF operates two AP-3C aircraft from Al Minhad Air Base for extended surveillance missions over the Persian Gulf and Afghanistan in support of coalition ground operations.

The four-engined aircraft has been designed to track down and sink enemy submarines using torpedoes and Harpoon anti-ship missiles.

The AP-3C, in service with the RAAF since 1968, can also carry out high-altitude surveillance with its sophisticated cameras and other intelligence-gathering gear.

Related Companies

NEWSLETTER Sign up Tick the boxes of the newsletters you would like to receive. The top stories of the day delivered to you every weekday. A weekly roundup of the latest news and analysis, sent every Monday. The defence industry's most comprehensive news and information delivered every month.
I consent to GlobalData UK Limited collecting my details provided via this form in accordance with the Privacy Policy
SUBSCRIBED

THANK YOU

Thank you for subscribing to Airforce Technology