Introduced in 1980, the CP-140 Aurora was a combination of the Lockheed P-3 Orion and the S-3 Viking. It has been highly used since its introduction, primarily for surveillance and maritime patrols/anti-submarine warfare. Its modern upgrades allow it to detect today’s stealth submarines, while also remaining able to be equipped for search and rescue missions.
Due to its numerous roles, it can be armed with weapons such as torpedoes, signal charges, smoke markers, and illumination flares. Other equipment can include sea survival kits, and Arctic SKAD units.