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September 04, 2008

Lockheed Martin Wins Contract For P-3 Outer Wing Sets

First Deliveries Expected In 2010

It's a significant -- and needed -- advance for an aging workhorse. Lockheed Martin announced Thursday it has won a $129.3 million contract to build a total of 13 new outer wing sets for the US Navy's fleet of venerable P-3 Orion reconnaissance planes. The all new production outer wings will be delivered to the Navy beginning in early 2010 for installation on selected aircraft.

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Blue Angels, Snowbirds Among Performers At Upcoming Fleet Week

Stellar Lineup Coming To San Francisco October 9-14

Fleet week organizers announced this week the US Navy's Blue Angels will be returning to the skies of San Francisco for the event's 28th annual appearance, October 9-14, 2008. The weeklong celebration is expected to attract an estimated one million spectators along the San Francisco waterfront.

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CBP Aircraft Deployed To Support Hurricane Gustav Response

Predator-B UAV Used To Survey Damage

US Customs and Border Protection has deployed the Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Predator B to support the response and recovery efforts of Hurricane Gustav. CBP launched its Predator B Tuesday morning to provide live streaming video to damage assessment personnel.

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