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Maintenance & Special Inspections for 7 Pakistani P-3 Orions to Cost $20.9M

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Pakistani P-3C(click to view full) Lockheed Martin Corp. Maritime Systems and Sensors in St. Paul, MN received a not-to-exceed $20.9 million firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity contract for the procurement of Phased Depot Maintenance and Special Structural Inspections for up to seven P-3 maritime patrol and surveillance aircraft for the Government of Pakistan under the Foreign Military Sales Program. The P-3 Orion aircraft are extremely old, and operators like the USA, Pakistan et. al. are engaged in significant efforts to keep them flying safely. Pakistan recently bought 8 older P-3B Orion aircraft as part of a $1.3 billion weapons package, to go with its 2 serving P-3C Update II.5 Orions. Work will be performed in Greensville, SC (90%) and Eagan, MN (10%), and is expected to be complete in May 2009. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured by the Naval Air Systems Command in Patuxent River, MD (N00019-06-D-0012).

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