Lockheed Martin Wins Royal Netherlands Navy P-3C Capabilities Upkeep Program
EAGAN, MN, 16-AUG-01 -- Lockheed Martin Naval Electronics & Surveillance Systems (NE&SS)-Tactical Systems has been selected as the prime contractor for the Royal Netherlands Navy (RNLN) P-3C Capabilities Upkeep Program (CUP). Lockheed Martin's RNLN P-3C CUP solution is a highly integrated sensor, communication and mission system upgrade. The program is based on the company's prime systems integration experience with the U.S. Navy's P-3C AIP (Anti-surface Warfare Improvement Program) and P-3C Block Modification Upgrade Program.
RNLN P-3C CUP avionics improvements include installation of new electronic support measures (ESM), radar, acoustics, and survivability sensors that will be integrated with existing electro-optical sensors. Mission systems upgrades include a newly designed data management system in a ruggedized Commercial Off-the-Shelf (COTS)-based architecture that will be presented on high-resolution color displays. In addition, the CUP will install a new secure communications suite allowing the new data management system to share data and imagery with other systems outside the aircraft using secure line-of-sight and SATCOM communications.
The 10 RNLN P-3C aircraft to be upgraded will be used in support of maritime patrol and coast guard operations. Tactical Systems in Eagan, Minn., will provide the engineering and major contract work for the program, with Lockheed Martin Aircraft and Logistics Center in Greenville, S.C., performing the aircraft installation.
The RNLN P-3C CUP is a Foreign Military Sale contracted through the U.S. Navy's PMA-290 office.
Lockheed Martin Naval Electronics & Surveillance Systems-Tactical Systems, in Eagan, Minn., is a leading integrator of COTS hardware, software and systems for military environments. It is a unit of Lockheed Martin's Systems Integration business area.