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From March 2015 the squadron started to re-equip with Kawasaki P-1 patrol aircraft. This was completed on August 29, 2017. It was the first operational squadron to convert to the P-1.
In November 2016 two P-1s were sent to New Zealand for the 75th Anniversary of the Royal New Zealand Navy. While they were in the country the 2016 Kaikoura earthquake occurred. The aircraft conducted a number of damage assessment flights of the affected areas.
The squadron is composed of two flights:
31st flight is equipped with the P-1
32nd flight is equipped with the P-1. Until 2017 it was equipped with the P-3C.