U.S. Customs and Border Protection receives Seventh Upgraded P-3 Orion

    U.S. Customs and Border Protection receives Seventh Upgraded P-3 Orion

PR Newswire

GREENVILLE, S.C., March 8, 2013

GREENVILLE, S.C., March 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT]
delivered a P-3 Orion with new Mid-Life Upgrade (MLU) modifications to U.S.
Customs and Border Protection (CBP). This is the seventh CBP P-3 the team has
delivered ahead of or on schedule from its facility in Greenville, S.C., since
July 2010.

"This delivery continues to underscore our unique modification, maintenance,
repair and overhaul capability to deliver on our commitments," said Ray
Burick, Lockheed Martin vice president for Modification, Maintenance, Repair
and Overhaul (MMRO) Greenville Site and Field Team Operations.

The upgraded P-3 Orion has been a game-changer for CBP. In 2012, CBP P-3s flew
more than 6,500 flight hours resulting in the seizure of more than 117,000
pounds of narcotics valued at $8.7 billion.

The P-3 MLU replaces all fatigue life-limiting structure with enhanced-design
components and incorporates a new metal alloy that is five times more
corrosion resistant than the original material, greatly reducing the cost of
ownership for P-3 operators. 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.

The P-3 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 natural disaster
relief support.

As a global leader in the support of the aerospace industry, Lockheed Martin
MMRO provides comprehensive full-service modification, maintenance, repair and
overhaul, and world-class engineering reach-back, ensuring the highest quality
standards while reducing aircraft downtime.

Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security and
aerospace company that employs about 120,000 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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SOURCE Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company

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Contact: Chad Gibson, +1-770-494-3847, chad.gibson@lmco.com
 
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