HC-130J Long Range Surveillance Aircraft
The Coast Guard on Aug. 22, 2018, released a request for information (RFI) for the Minotaur mission system suite install and block upgrade for the HC-130J aircraft.
The Coast Guard accepted CGNR 2005, an HC-130J Super Hercules long range surveillance aircraft retrofitted with the Minotaur Mission System Suite, at the L3 Technologies Inc. Integrated Systems Platform Integration Division in Waco, Texas, June 14, 2018.
The Coast Guard exercised two contract options, worth a combined total of approximately $29.3 million, to L3 Technologies Integrated Systems Platform Integration Division in Waco, Texas, on Dec. 22, 2017, for installation of the Minotaur mission system suite on two C-130J Super Hercules long range surveillance aircraft.
The HC-130J fleet carries out traditional missions including search and rescue, cargo and personnel transport, law enforcement and international ice patrol.