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Coast Guard orders new long range command and control aircraft

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The Coast Guard currently operates two long range command and control aircraft; a delivery order with Gulfstream Aerospace issued Oct. 6, 2020, will continue this capacity.


The Coast Guard Oct. 6 issued a delivery order worth approximately $66.6 million to Gulfstream Aerospace of Savannah, Georgia, to purchase a new C-37B long range command and control aircraft, plus installation of Coast Guard-specific communications and security equipment. The purchase leveraged an existing Department of Defense contract administered by the Air Force.

The Coast Guard currently operates two C-37 long range command and control aircraft that provide command and control, required-use transport worldwide for Coast Guard and Department of Homeland Security leadership. The new C-37B will ensure the Coast Guard retains a two-aircraft fleet in order to provide this deployed command and control capacity.