Last Friday Portugal signed a contract of about 225 million euros for the purchase of 5 P-3C
that belonged to Nederlands. Portugal and the workshops at Alverca ( OGMA ) knew well these P-3's since some years ago they used to be regular there for inspections.
The tradition keeps going with maritime warfare aquisition of airplanes from Nederlands, in early 60's Portugal also received from this country another Lockheed product, at that time it was the well known P2V5.
Portugal started to operate the P-3 in 1986 when they received 6 ex: RAAF P-3B that were modified by Lockheed to a portuguese version called P-3P
Now Portugal will have an enhanced version of the P-3 with the C version. Can any of our dutch readers tell me what C version will Portugal receive? Is it the Upgrade III or the Upgrade II
or maybe the Upgrade II
and 1/2 one. And also any ideas what the particular airplanes are involved?