Still on the drawing board are a fleet of new UAVs (under the Pentagon Defense Airborne Reconnaissance Office's Tier II+ program) with added SIGINT capabilities and the Navy's P-3 Antisurface Warfare
Improvement Program, which will allow this aging workhorse to play an air-ground targeting role using a new imaging radar, improved forward-looking infrared and ESM equipment and a long-range, high-resolution electro-optic system.
VS-21 was redesignated Sea Control Squadron 21 (also VS-21) on 15 September 1993 in recognition of the VS community's increased role in antisurface warfare
Boeing Defense & Space Group team competing for an antisurface warfare
(ASUW) upgrade program for the Navy' s P-3C aircraft.
The program will enhance the aircraft's abilities to perform antisurface warfare
(ASUW) missions, specifically by improving the aircraft's over-the-horizon targeting and |C.
The system greatly improves the Viking's ability to conduct combat antisurface warfare
operations using each of these missiles, and also introduces the ability for overland strike missions using SLAM-ER.