An HC-144 Ocean Sentry medium range surveillance aircraft entered Minotaur mission system installation at the Coast Guard Aviation Logistics Center (ALC) in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, Oct. 2, 2017. This is the first aircraft to enter the ALC Minotaur production line and third HC-144 outfitted with Minotaur.
The Coast Guard transferred one of its C-27J Spartan medium range surveillance aircraft to Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland, Sept. 28, 2017, to become the prototype for C-27J missionization.
The Coast Guard accepted CGNR 2009, the first HC-130J outfitted with the Minotaur Mission System Suite directly following production, at the L3 Technologies Inc. Integrated Systems Platform Integration Division in Waco, Texas, Sept. 26, 2017.
Minotaur Mission System
Minotaur workstations, like the one shown above on the HC-130J, offer improved integration and presentation of video, flight data and other sensor information.