Martin (NYSE:LMT) will provide service life extension (SLEP)
kits for six Royal Norwegian Air Force P-3 Orion maritime patrol
aircraft under a US$95 million contract. The service will add
more than 15,000 flying hours to each aircraft, representing
20 to 25 additional years of service for this critical maritime
patrol and reconnaissance resource.
The Norwegian life extension kit includes the outer wings,
the center wing lower surface, horizontal stabilizer, horizontal
stabilizer leading edges, and nacelle components. These kits
will incorporate design enhancements and new materials with
increased corrosion resistance, essentially refreshing the fatigue
critical components on the aircraft.