Lockheed Martin Aeronautics has been awarded a contract modification for the modernization and upgrade of four P-3B aircraft operated by Hellenic Air Force.
The modification, worth $260 million, was awarded by Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division located in Lakehurst, New Jersey.
The modernization is in support of structural mid-life upgrades, tailored phased depot maintenance, a country-specific designed mission integration and management system, and new avionics in support of the government of Greece. The mid-life upgrade will provide a service life extension of 15,000 flight hours per aircraft.
The contract work will be performed in Marietta, Georgia (38 percent); Schimatari, Greece (25 percent); Argyroupoli, Athens, Greece (11 percent); Tel Aviv, Israel (11 percent); Cedar Rapids, North Carolina (8 percent); Bellevue, Washington (3 percent); Los Angeles, California (2 percent); and Ottawa, Canada (2 percent), and is expected to be completed in December 2023.