FAIRCHILD SW3 MERLIN
The Swearingen Merlin or the Fairchild Aerospace Merlin is a pressurised, twin turboprop business aircraft which has been used as a military plane for maritime patrol, reconnaissance, anti-surface warfare and anti-submarine warfare.
Lockheed P-3C Orion
The Lockheed P-3 Orion is a four-engine turboprop anti-submarine and maritime surveillance aircraft. The P-3C used by the German Navy were procured from the Nederlands 2005-06 and became fully operational in 2008.
The P-3 Orion’s main role with the EU Naval Force as Maritime Patrol and Reconnaisance Aircraft (MPRA) is long-range maritime reconnaissaince. The MPRA is also used for Search and Rescue (SAR) missions.