Feb. 9, 2021 —
The Coast Guard’s H-65 conversion/sustainment program delivered an upgraded MH-65E to Air Station Barbers Point, Hawaii, Jan. 28, 2021. CGNR 6544 is the first of three upgraded MH-65Es planned for the air station; full conversion is scheduled for April 2021. The program is executing concurrent Service Life Extension Program work and avionics upgrades as part of the MH-65E conversion of the entire fleet. Fifteen of 96 conversions have been completed, and air stations Houston, Miami and Port Angeles, Washington, have completely transitioned to MH-65E operations. The Coast Guard plans to convert all 98 aircraft to the MH-65E configuration by the end of fiscal year 2024. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew West.
For more information: MH-65 program page