Viking bows out

End of US Navy S-3 Viking operations

The US Navy has marked the final operations with the Lockheed S-3 Viking. Despite being decommissioned from Navy service in 2009, three S-3Bs continued operations with VX-30 ‘Bloodhounds’ at NBVC Point Mugu. The last of the three aircraft was retired by the unit on January 11.

Two of the three aircraft have been retired to AMARG at Davis-Monthan, while a third has joined NASA at its Glenn Research Centre, which has to date operated a single S-3.

More detailed report including farewell photos in the March issue of Combat Aircraft, currently in works and on sale from early February.

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