The primary role is anti-surface targets and acreage attacks. The Viking can additionally be aeriform refueled. It is able with systems for surveillance, cyberbanking warfare, and SAR missions.
The United States Navy has the adeptness of 113 S-3B aircraft which are stationed on Nimitz, Kitty Hawk and Enterprise aircraft carriers. In 2010, they will be replaced by the F/A-18E and F/A-18F Super Hornet.