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C-27 medium range surveillance aircraft

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Characteristics
Length: 74 feet 6 inches
Wingspan: 94 feet 2 inches
Height: 31 feet 8 inches
Cruise Speed: 290 knots
Range: 2,675 nautical miles
Endurance: 12 hours
Summary
The Coast Guard medium range surveillance aircraft is instrumental in helping the Coast Guard fulfill its maritime patrol, drug and migrant interdiction, disaster response and search and rescue missions more effectively.

Description

The C-27Js are outfitted with weather radar and communications equipment capable of supporting transport and other coast Guard missions. The Coast Guard is working with Naval Air Systems Command to determine which additional specialized equipment should be installed to enhance and expand the aircraft's capabilities to detect, classify and identify maritime targets.