Upgraded Orion Delivered In Nine Months – Nov 07, 2013– Greenville, USA (Techreleased) – 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.
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.