Maritime Surveillance Aircraft for Pakistan

Lockheed Martin Delivers 2 of 7 Upgraded P-3C Maritime Surveillance Aircraft
for use by Islamic Republic of Pakistan

American security company Lockheed Martin has recently delivered two of seven upgraded P-3C maritime surveillance aircraft for Pakistan under the U.S. Government’s Foreign Military Sales program.The most recent aircraft delivery occurred on Jan 7 to the Naval Air Station in Jacksonville, Florida, for subsequent transfer to Pakistan. Lockheed Martin delivered the first plane in October 2009, the company said Thursday.

The aircraft support anti-ship and anti-submarine warfare missions and will enhance Pakistan’s ability to conduct maritime surveillance in littoral and deep-water environments. The aircraft are designed to have a single integrated tactical picture of the battle space, drawing upon data from aircraft sensors and information from other platforms.

‘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. Read full Article

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