Lockheed Martin Showcasing Modernized P-3C

Oct 14, 2010, 15:09 ET from Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company

MARIETTA, Ga., Oct. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) is hosting a media event with U.S. Customs and Border Protection on Wednesday, Oct. 27, as part of the 23rd annual P-3 International Operators Support Conference (IOSC) being held here. The newly re-winged and updated P-3C Orion is one of CBP's most important resources in its mission to interdict illegal drug and other contraband, prevent acts of terrorism and prohibit the unlawful movement of people into the United States. In 2009, the P-3 missions alone accounted for the capture of more than $3.2 billion of illegal drugs entering the U.S.

Agenda: Wednesday, Oct. 27


Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company

86 South Cobb Drive

Marietta, Ga. 30063

10:15 a.m.:

Arrival and welcome by Ray Burick, vice president of P-3 Programs

10:30-11:30 a.m.:

Tour P-3 wing production line and Customs and Border Protection aircraft

12:00 p.m.:  

Interview at aircraft with Gen. Michael C. Kostelnik, assistant commissioner, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Air and Marine.

Members of the media who plan to attend the event need to R.S.V.P. to Alison Orne as soon as possible.

Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security company that employs about 136,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The corporation reported 2009 sales of $44.5 billion.

For more information on the P-3 IOSC, visit www.p3iosc.com.  Journalists may also follow this year's IOSC activities on the P-3 IOSC Blog: http://www.p3iosc.blogspot.com/

SOURCE Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company