Monday, January 5, 2009

Option exercised for Deepwater aircraft

ROSSLYN, Va. - Lockheed Martin and the Coast Guard exercised contract options valued at $13.25 million to install mission systems aboard two additional HC-130J aircraft used in the Deepwater Program. The new system uses the technology developed for the HC-144A Ocean Sentry Maritime Patrol Aircraft. (Source: Lockheed Martin, 01/05/09) Support for the HC-144A, based on the EADS CASA CN-235, is provided at EADS North America’s facility at Mobile Regional Airport in Mobile, Ala.