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A New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) P-3K2 Orion aircraft and crew, of No. 5 Squadron Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF), returned to RNZAF Base Auckland today, following a deployment to the Persian Gulf on anti-piracy operations.

18 February 2015

An Air Force P-3K2 Orion aircraft and crew returned to RNZAF Base Auckland at Whenuapai  today from ongoing Middle East counter-piracy and security operations.

Operating with the 30 nations of  the Combined Maritime Force,  the aircraft and crew were part of an effort to reduce the presence of pirates, and their vessels, in the Gulf of Aden and Indian Ocean region.

Orion arrives home from Middle East Deployment

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