March 17, 2017 —
The Coast Guard procured five Rolls Royce engines, worth approximately $16 million total, for its HC-130J Super Hercules long range surveillance aircraft as part of a 10-engine buy executed by the Air Force March 13, 2017. The engines are scheduled for delivery to Base Elizabeth City, North Carolina, in summer 2018. They will support the Coast Guard’s need for spare parts and help the service prepare Air Station Kodiak, Alaska, to receive HC-130Js. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Trey Clifton.
For more information: HC-130J Long Range Surveillance Aircraft program page