The U.S. Navy's Naval Air Systems Command has awarded Lockheed Martin (LMT)
a $186.5m Foreign
Military Sale contract to continue providing mission system upgrades and
sustainment work for seven P-3C Orion maritime surveillance aircraft for
the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.
Lockheed Martin will continue to support the Pakistan Navy
Upgrade Program, which began in March 2006. Lockheed Martin has delivered
one upgraded surveillance aircraft, which was inducted into the Pakistan
Navy in January. A second aircraft is expected to join the fleet in March.
The modified P-3Cs will
further enhance the Pakistan Navy's capabilities to
conduct maritime surveillance in littoral and deep water environments,
supporting anti-ship and anti-submarine warfare operations.