NOAA P-3 Orion

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The NOAA WP-3D Orion research is one of the world's premier research aircraft, and will be flying during TORUS operations. The P-3 has been used in a wide variety of national and international meteorological, oceanographic and environmental research programs in addition to its widely known use in hurricane research and reconnaissance. This versatile turboprop aircraft is equipped with an unprecedented variety of scientific instrumentation, radars, and recording systems for both in-situ and remote sensing measurements of the atmosphere, the earth and its environment. Read more about the NOAA P-3 aircraft