This Orion, which is part of the Maritime Patrol Force operated by No. 5 Squadron of the Royal New Zealand Air Force, is on surveillance patrol in New Zealand's 200-nautical-mile (370-kilometre) exclusive economic zone (EEZ). The Maritime Patrol Force consists of six Orions, aircraft with a range of 6,000 kilometres that can stay airborne for up to eight hours. The Orions' tasks include monitoring international shipping, pleasure craft and foreign fishing boats. This information helps New Zealand control shipping and fisheries activities within its EEZ.
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