Associated Aircraft Manufacturing and Sales (AAMSI) has been selected by Lockheed Martin to serve as the authorised P-3 Orion support provider.
Under the agreement, AAMSI will supply its manufacturing and avionics repair services to multiple systems and components to support the global operators of the P-3 Orion aircraft.
AAMSI is said to leverage on its manufacturing capabilities for structural parts and legacy avionics support, including identification friend or foe (IFF) systems.
Authorised by Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman Corporation, AAMSI designs, manufactures and offers repairing and overhaul services to legacy electronic systems across a comprehensive range of military platforms.
AAMSi is also a licensed manufacturer of F-15, F/A-18 and other military aircraft landing gear and structural airframe parts.
It also provides cables, boards, boxes, electronics design, manufacturing and repair of aerospace components and systems.
The P-3 Orion is a long-range, anti-submarine warfare patrol aircraft that features advanced submarine detection sensors such as directional frequency and ranging sonobuoys and magnetic anomaly detection equipment.
The 116.7ft-long aircraft can accommodate a crew of 11, and has a maximum cruising speed of 411k and an operational range of 2,380nm.
In June 2013, AAMSI inked an agreement with Northrop Grumman to secure the licence to manufacture, support and develop the AN/APX-110, AN/APX-109, AN/APX-101 and AN/UPX-39 IFF systems along with the ACCU-Track civil air traffic interrogator system.
Image: AAMSI will support Lockheed built P-3 Orion aircraft. Photo: courtesy of Sgt. Gary Coppage via Wikipedia.