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Itamilradar: US aircraft on ISR mission off western Libya

Itamilradar website, which is specialized in monitoring military aircraft, said it had depicted Monday morning a US Navy Lockheed (EP-3E “Aries II) leaving Souda Bay Airbase to make a new Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) mission off Libya.

Itamilradar added that the signal (without exact position) of the US aircraft was lost around 13:30 CET when it was operating off western Libya.

According to the flight monitoring website, the Lockheed (EP-3) is the signals reconnaissance version of the (P-3 Orion), operated by the United States Navy.

Lockheed aircraft is known by the acronym ARIES, or “Airborne Reconnaissance Integrated Electronic System”.

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