Lockheed Delivers Upgraded Aircraft

Lockheed Martin has delivered the first two of seven upgraded P-3C maritime surveillance aircraft for the Islamic Republic of Pakistan as part of the U.S. Government’s Foreign Military Sales program.

“These aircraft incorporate a variety of enhanced features including communications, electro-optic and infrared systems, data management, controls and displays, mission computers and acoustic processing, ” said Mike Fralen, director for Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Sensors’ maritime surveillance programs.

Lockheed is enhancing the P-3Cs’ aircraft and mission systems and providing maintenance under a 2006 contract from the U.S. Navy’s Naval Air Systems Command. The aircraft support anti-ship and anti-submarine warfare missions and will increase Pakistan’s ability to operate maritime surveillance in littoral and deep-water environments. The P-3C is designed to have a single integrated tactical picture of the battle space, utilizing data from aircraft sensors and information from other platforms.

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