HC-130J Long Range Surveillance Aircraft
The Coast Guard accepted its eighth Minotaur Mission System Suite-missionized HC-130J Super Hercules long range surveillance aircraft Feb. 2, 2019. Integration was completed at L3 Technologies Inc. Integrated Systems Platform Integration Division in Waco, Texas.
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.