Aug. 10, 2017 —
Vice Adm. Charles Ray, deputy commandant for operations, speaks to C-27J operators from the seven countries represented at the Spartan User Group conference July 31, 2017. Also onstage are Dario Marfe, head of customer support within Leonardo SpA’s aircraft division, and Capt. Eric Storch, HC-27J Asset Project Office commanding officer. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Loumania Stewart.
The Coast Guard facilitated the fourth annual Spartan User Group (SUG) conference, held this year at the National Archives in Washington, D.C., July 31 to Aug. 3, 2017. The conference gives the 12 nations that operate C-27Js an opportunity to build relationships and discuss issues relating to the aircraft’s operation. Besides the Coast Guard, the U.S. Army Special Operations Command and the air forces of Australia, Greece, Italy, Lithuania, Peru and Romania attended the conference. Each organization presented information about the status of its C-27J operations and logistics.
For more information: Medium Range Surveillance Aircraft program page