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An air-to-air view of a P-3C “Orion” aircraft banking to port (left) carrying an AIM-9 “Sidewinder” short range missiles on each outboard wing pylon and a total of four AGM-84 “Harpoon” anti-ship missiles under its wings and fuselage. The Harpoon is an all-weather, over-the-horizon, anti-ship missile system adapted for in-flight use with P-3 aircraft in 1979. U.S. Navy photo courtesy of Mark Meyer & Naval Institute Proceedings. (RELEASED)