Lockheed Martin P-3 Operators Conference Achieves Record Attendance For 2011
MARIETTA, Ga., October 24, 2011 --
Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] and the Royal Canadian Air Force are co-hosting the 24th annual P-3 International Operators Support Conference today through Oct. 27 in Marietta. A record number of more than 450 registered attendees from 13 nations – as well as 39 supplier companies – are focusing on P-3 Orion aircraft support, sustainment and modernization.
"This year's theme for the IOSC is 'Partnering for Success' and is the foundation to the topics being discussed on how operators worldwide can maintain their maritime patrol and reconnaissance missions, affordably," said Ray Burick, Lockheed Martin vice president of P-3 Programs and Greenville Operations. "The P-3 IOSC is the only event in the world where P-3 operators can get together to discuss best practices and share ideas."
Tapping into social media, this year's IOSC features an interactive blog covering conference highlights along with interviews and photos. The link is http://p3iosc.blogspot.com.
There are 435 P-3 Orions in the worldwide fleet with 21 operators and 17 nations. The Orion is the standard for maritime patrol and reconnaissance, and is used for homeland security, hurricane reconnaissance, anti-piracy operations, humanitarian relief, search and rescue, intelligence gathering, antisubmarine warfare and, recently, to assist in air traffic control and data gathering after natural disasters.
Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security company that employs about 126,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The Corporation's 2010 sales from continuing operations were $45.8 billion.