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HC-130H/J Long Range Surveillance Aircraft: In the News

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2014

December 17, 2014 - Coast Guard Transfers HC-130H Hercules Aircraft to NASA

December 3, 2014 - Coast Guard Super Hercules Aircraft Takes Shape

2013

March 7, 2013 - ITT Exelis to supply radar for Coast Guard's HC-130J

Jan. 7, 2013 - Coast Guard HC-130H Conversion/Sustainment Project Delivers Upgraded Prototype

2012

Sept. 28, 2012 - Coast Guard Orders Three HC-130J Super Hercules Long Range Surveillance Aircraft

Sept. 21, 2012 - First HC-130H Center Wing Box Replacement Accomplished

Aug. 21, 2012 - A herculean effort

Feb. 27, 2012 - Prototyping Begins for HC-130H Upgrades

2011

Aug. 15, 2011 - Last HC-130H Receives New Surface Search Radar; Contract for Electronic Flight Display System Awarded

2010

August 2010 - Operational Readiness and the HC-130H/J Program

May 28, 2010 - Coast Guard Accepts Sixth & Final HC-130J

Jan. 2010 - DF-430 Direction-Finding System Saves Lives

Jan. 2010 - Coast Guard HC-130J Pilot Describes Rescue at Sea To Fox News

2009

Sept. 2009 - Coast Guard’s HC-130J Missionization Project Ahead of Schedule, Benefits from Lessons Learned

Aug. 19, 2009 - Coast Guard Accepts Fourth Missionized HC-130J

April 28, 2009 - Coast Guard Rescues Two Mariners off the Coast of Costa Rica

April 22, 2009 - Coast Guard HC-130 Fleet Now Fully Equipped With New Direction Finding Capability

March 2009 - As Coast Guard Aviation Celebrates 93rd Birthday, Acquisition and Engineering Communities Reflect on Recent Successes

2008

Dec. 30, 2008 - Coast Guard Exercises Contract Options to Missionize the Fifth and Sixth HC-130J Aircraft

Sept. 23, 2008 - New Selex HC-130H Radar Continues to Prove Value in Lifesaving

Aug. 29, 2008 - Coast Guard Awards Contract to Missionize the Fourth HC-130J Aircraft 

Aug. 14, 2008 - First Selex Radar-Equipped HC-130H Conducts Successful Search and Rescue Mission

May 23, 2008 - Coast Guard Accepts Third “Missionized” HC-130J Aircraft

May 14, 2008 - Second HC-130H Receives Selex Seaspray 7500E Radar

May 2008 - Coast Guard HC-144A and HC-130J Projects Spotlight Aircrew Training Efficiency

March 4, 2008 - Coast Guard Takes Delivery of First Missionized HC-130J Aircraft

Feb. 2008 - HC-130J Over-Water Flight Marks Progress in Testing

Feb. 8, 2008 - Missionized HC-130J Conducts First Open Water Test Flight

Jan. 24, 2008 - Missionized HC-130J Conducts First Test Flight

2007

Oct. 5, 2007 - Coast Guard Modified HC-130J Rolls Out for Initial Tests

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