Ray Burick, Lockheed Martin P-3 Programs and Greenville Operations vice president welcomed the more than 450 attendees to the 24th annual P-3 International Operators Support Conference.
Ray talked briefly about the P-3 ER -- the proposed upgrade to the P-3 with winglets. There will more to come on this program later in the conference.
He also mentioned that Lockheed Martin and Rolls-Royce had officially announced the T56 3.5 engine development partnership. Rolls-Royce representatives are scheduled to talk more about this powerplant upgrade later on.
The Desert To Delivery video -- taking retired P-3s out of storage and returning them to service with the P-3 Mid Life Upgrade kit -- was premiered. We'll try to have a link to this video up shortly.
Lt. Col. John MacCaul, the Royal Canadian Air Force CP-140 Weapon System Manager is next up.