LM P-3 Orion wing line restarted


The gap in production extended the opportunities for global operators to assess their fleet needs.

“We are very excited about restarting the wing line here in Marietta [Georgia] and we are very proud of the partnership with Canada and Chile,” said Mark Jarvis, P-3 program manager. “We look forward to building wings for the many P-3 operators across the globe.”

The MLU replaces the outer wings, center wing, horizontal stabilizer and horizontal stabilizer leading edges. All necessary fatigue life-limiting structures are replaced, leading to greatly reduced maintenance and sustainment costs. New alloys are employed that provide a five-fold increase in corrosion resistance.

The P-3 Orion plays a vital role in maritime intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, drug interdiction, hurricane hunting, fire-fighting and anti-submarine surveillance. Due to the MLU it will support operators for 20-25 more years.

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