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C-130Js Rows of gray C-27J Spartans, seen from profile. First C-27J Spartan To Air Station Sacramento HC-27J HC-130J

Acquisition Update: Coast Guard Orders C-130J Surveillance Aircraft

Using funds transferred from the Coast Guard, the Air Force awarded a $61.3 million contract to Lockheed Martin Corp. on April 18, 2016, for production of one C-130J Super Hercules aircraft, the 13th of the Coast Guardís planned acquisition of 22 C-130Js. The plane is contracted for delivery in March 2019. Photo courtesy of Lockheed Martin Aeronautics.

Coast Guard Orders Regeneration of Four More C-27J Spartans

The Coast Guard reached an agreement with the U.S. Air Force and its 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group in Tucson, Arizona, on March 28, 2016, to regenerate four C-27J Spartan medium range surveillance aircraft, at a cost of nearly $700,000. Delivery of the aircraft, numbers 7-10 of the 13 being acquired, is scheduled by mid-2017. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

Acquisition Update: Coast Guard Assigns First C-27J Spartan To Air Station Sacramento

The Coast Guard assigned its first operational C-27J medium range surveillance aircraft to Air Station Sacramento, California, April 1. Three more C-27J aircraft will be assigned to Sacramento in 2016 as the station works to achieve initial operating capability. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Scott Handlin.

Coast Guard Takes Delivery Of First Painted C-27J

The Coast Guard HC-27J Asset Project Office in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, accepted the first C-27J Spartan medium range surveillance aircraft painted in the serviceís colors March 30, 2016. CGNR-2706 will be transferred to Air Station Sacramento, California, this summer. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Joshua L. Canup.

New Coast Guard HC-130J Readied For Delivery

Finishing work is completed on the Coast Guardís seventh HC-130J Super Hercules long range surveillance aircraft after it was painted in early March at the end of the missionization process at Lockheed Martinís plant in Greenville, South Carolina. Delivery to the Coast Guard is expected in April 2016. Photo courtesy of Lockheed Martin Aeronautics.

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Photo Journal: RDC Arctic Technology Evaluation 2015


Artic Icebreaker (Photo courtesy of Coast Guard R&D Center)

The Coast Guard’s Research and Development Center is leading a team of 50 scientists and staff from 19 organizations on its annual Arctic Technology Evaluation July 3-26, 2015, aboard Coast Guard Cutter Healy. The 420-foot polar icebreaker passed through the Bering Strait July 9, and participants are conducting multiple activities daily. Here is a sampling of what the RDC and its partners are accomplishing.

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Last Modified 4/22/2016