The U.S. Navy's Naval Air Systems Command has awarded Lockheed Martin 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's P-3C
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.