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HC-130J Long Range Surveillance Aircraft

HC-130J long range surveillance aircraft

Status

The Coast Guard delivered the HC-130J Super Hercules long range surveillance aircraft CGNR 2007 to the L3 Technologies Inc. Integrated Systems Platform Integration Division in Waco, Texas, April 30, 2018, to undergo replacement of its legacy mission system with Minotaur.


The Coast Guard accepted CGNR 2010, the second HC-130J outfitted with the Minotaur Mission System Suite from the baseline C-130J configuration at the L3 Technologies Inc. Integrated Systems Platform Integration Division in Waco, Texas, April 6, 2018.


The Coast Guard accepted CGNR 2004, 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, Feb. 2, 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.


 

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PROGRAM PROFILE

The HC-130J fleet carries out traditional missions including search and rescue, cargo and personnel transport, law enforcement and international ice patrol.

Characteristics

  • Length: 97 feet 9 inches
  • Wingspan: 132 feet 7inches
  • Height: 38 feet 11 inches
  • Maximum Weight: 155,000 pounds
  • Cruise Speed: 320 knots true airspeed
  • Range: 4,900 nautical miles
  • Endurance: 20+ hours

Features

  • Standardized Minotaur mission system across all Coast Guard fixed-wing aircraft (under development)
  • Real-time tracking and Rescue 21 integration to enhance common operating picture and maritime domain awareness
  • Advanced radar and electro-optical/infrared sensors for search and rescue, law enforcement and intelligence gathering missions; the Coast Guard’s Super Hercules is the first HC-130 aircraft in the world with a 360-degree, belly-mounted, multimode surface search radar
  • Commonality of command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance components and capabilities with those on the Coast Guard’s medium range surveillance aircraft