Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has awarded Lockheed Martin [LMT] a potential 10-year, $822 million contract to provide maintenance, repair and overhaul services for its fleet of 16 P-3 Orion surveillance aircraft. The contract has a two month phase-in period worth $3.9 million, followed by a base-year and nine one-year options. CBP says it sought competition through the bidding process but that only Lockheed Martin responded. Lockheed Martin makes the P-3. CBP operates eight P-3 Airborne Early Warning aircraft and eight P-3 Long-Range Tracking aircraft. Work related to aircraft launch and recovery, daily maintenance, short-term phase maintenance and minor modifications will be done at CBP operational sites. Depot maintenance will be done primarily at Lockheed Martin’s facility in Greenville, S.C. In addition to its maintenance work for the CBP P-3 fleet, Lockheed Martin is in the midst of a service life extension program for the aircraft. CBP put the company under contract last year for up to 14 all-new production wing life extension kits and so far has ordered six kits.