Lockheed Martin is proposing an advanced, Allison-powered version of the P-3 Orion called Orion 2000 as its entry in Britain's two billion-pound ($3.06 billion) competition to replace elderly Nimrod MR.2s under the replacement maritime patrol aircraft (RMPA) program, stopping only just short of reviving the long-canceled P-7 patrol plane design. Fitted with four Rolls-Royce/Allison AE 2100D3 turboprop engines driving Dowty R391 six-bladed composite props like those used on Lockheed ...

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