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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. 


 

In-Service Vessel Sustainment

Coast Guard Cutter Katmai Bay Arrives At Yard

Coast Guard Cutter Katmai Bay arrived at the Coast Guard Yard in Curtis Bay, Maryland, May 16, 2017, to start its service life extension project as part of the In-Service Vessel Sustainment (ISVS) Program. Katmai Bay is the sixth of nine 140-foot icebreaking tugs to undergo service life extension work through ISVS. The work is slated to extend each tug’s service life by 15 years and includes replacement of the boat-launching davit, habitability improvements and upgrades to propulsion and electrical systems. The cutters entered service in the 1970s. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

For more information: In-Service Vessel Sustainment program page