Upgraded Orion Delivered In Nine Months
GREENVILLE, S.C., November 6, 2013—The Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Greenville team delivered a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) P-3 Orion aircraft in nine months—94 days early—on November 6.
This unprecedented accomplishment allows for a quicker return of the aircraft to the CBP P-3 fleet supporting homeland security and drug interdiction missions.
This is the ninth of 14 aircraft in the program to receive Mid-Life Upgrade (MLU) modifications and phased depot maintenance. The MLU solution removes current aircraft flight restrictions and extends the structural service life of the P-3 up to 15,000 hours, adding more than 20 years of operational use, greatly reducing the cost of ownership for P-3 operators.
“This exemplary milestone reflects Lockheed Martin’s commitment to our customers with an emphasis on quality and schedule while showcasing the dedication of the entire P-3 enterprise team,” said Ray Burick, Lockheed Martin vice president for the Greenville Site and Field Team Operations.
About Lockheed Martin:
Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs about 116,000 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 net sales for 2012 were $47.2 billion.
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