Video: HC-130H Departure Marks End of an Era

The Air Force awarded a contract for one Coast Guard C-130J April 8, 2021. The service’s 18th Super Hercules aircraft will be delivered in 2025 and undergo missionization following acceptance.

The Coast Guard accepted its 15th C-130J Nov. 18, 2020, from Lockheed Martin Aeronautics in Marietta, Georgia.

The Coast Guard accepted its 13th missionized HC-130J Super Hercules long range surveillance aircraft July 31, 2020. Minotaur Mission System Suite integration was completed at L3Harris Technologies in Waco, Texas.

Cutter Boats

For more photos of the Cutter Boats, visit the image gallery on Flickr.


The Coast Guard engaged industry at the 2018 International Workboat Show Nov. 29, 2018 to provide an early look at the upcoming OTH-V project. During the presentation, program staff received several questions from industry. To ensure the widest release of this information, the Q&As have been posted here.

The Coast Guard released a request for information (RFI) Dec. 7, 2018, to gather additional information about the Over the Horizon V cutter boat acquisition. The RFI is available here

The Coast Guard on Aug. 30, 2018, awarded a firm-fixed price indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract to MetalCraft Marine U.S. Incorporated of Cape Vincent, New York, for a fleet of cutter boats-large.

 Program Information



Long Range Interceptor-II

The LRI-II extends the NSC’s and other host vessels’ mission reach, providing high-speed pursuit, interdiction and rescue capabilities.


  • Length: 35 feet
  • Maximum Speed: 40 knots
  • Range: 240 nautical miles


Over the Horizon-IV

The OTH-IV is the quick response boat for the NSC and other host vessels.


  • Length: 26 feet
  • Maximum Speed: 40 knots
  • Range: 200 nautical miles