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  • P-3 Orion intercepted by F-16s

    An U.S. P-3 Orion was intercepted by two venezuelan F-16s and invited to fly back to Dutch airspace.

    http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news...0109-lzgz.html
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    Sounds like an overexcited reporter. Headline states a US jet entered Venezuelan airspace then they tell us it was a P-3. Last time i checked the P3 had 4 props.

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      Originally posted by ThreeOneBravo View Post
      Sounds like an overexcited reporter. Headline states a US jet entered Venezuelan airspace then they tell us it was a P-3. Last time i checked the P3 had 4 props.
      The reporter was probably incorrect about there being a US jet involved, however, the US does operate EP-3's which are elint aircraft - a derivative of the P-3 Orion airframe, so it is plausible that this was the aircraft spotted. As to whether it was within anybody's territorial waters depends which side you believe.

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