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Video: HC-130H Departure Marks End of an Era


The Coast Guard accepted delivery of its 17th C-130J long range surveillance aircraft Aug. 10, 2023, from Lockheed Martin Aeronautics in Marietta, Georgia. The aircraft will operate out of the Aviation Logistics Center in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, until it undergoes missionization at L3Harris in Waco, Texas.


The Coast Guard accepted its 16th C-130J long range surveillance aircraft Nov. 10, 2022, from Lockheed Martin Aeronautics in Marietta, Georgia. The aircraft will next undergo missionization which encompasses the installation of the Minotaur Mission System Suite and APY-11 multimode radar at L3Harris in Waco, Texas.


The Coast Guard awarded a contract Sept. 28, 2022, to L3Harris Technologies Inc. for up to five AN/APY-11 multimode radars that will be installed on the service’s new C-130J Super Hercules long range surveillance aircraft during Minotaur missionization. 


 

Renovation Begins On Third 225-Foot Seagoing Buoy Tender

Coast Guard Cutter Kukui arrived at the Coast Guard Yard in Curtis Bay, Maryland, Feb. 21, 2017, to begin its midlife maintenance availability (MMA) as part of the In-Service Vessel Sustainment (ISVS) Program. Kukui is the third of 16 225-foot seagoing buoy tenders to undergo MMA work through ISVS; work on the first tender, Coast Guard Cutter Oak, was completed Oct. 26, 2016. The MMA work on the tenders includes an overhaul of the deck equipment and weight handling gear, updates to the machinery control system and HVAC systems, topside preservation and a stability assessment. The 225-foot Juniper-class seagoing buoy tenders were commissioned between 1996 and 2004. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Dottie Mitchell.

For more information: In-Service Vessel Sustainment program page