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Customs And Border Protection Receives 5th Orion Aircraft

June 14 2012


Lockheed Martin has announced the delivery of the fifth upgraded P-3 Orion maritime surveillance aircraft to U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

The aircraft, equipped with new Mid-Life Upgrade (MLU) modifications, arrived Tuesday 50 days ahead of schedule, according to a company release.

Five planes now have been delivered in 23 months, said the company.

The upgrade replaces all fatigue life-limiting structures with enhanced-design components and incorporates a new metal...

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