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Orion assembly at the Lockheed plant in Burbank, California, circa 1975, showing P-3C Update II aircraft being built for Australia, the first international Charlie operator, and the US Navy. The US P-3 production line moved twice, first from Burbank to Palmdale, California, and then to Marietta, Georgia in the early 1990s.