L3 Delivers First HC-130J to the U.S. Coast Guard

L3 Technologies announced today that it has delivered the first production HC-130J aircraft integrated with a next-generation Minotaur Mission System Suite (MSS+) to the U.S. Coast Guard for improved long-range surveillance capabilities. Work was done by L3’s Aerospace Systems business segment, and an aircraft completion ceremony was hosted at its facility in Waco, Texas. L3 upgraded the aircraft with the government-furnished MSS+ that was developed jointly by the U.S. Coast Guard and the U.S. Navy, and operated across multiple platforms. Work included integration and testing of the aircraft under the…

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Acquisition Update: Coast Guard Accepts 10th C-130J

March 3, 2017 – After the Coast Guard accepted delivery of its 10th C-130J, the aircraft was flown to the L3 Technologies Integrated Systems Platform Integration Division in Waco, Texas, for induction into the Minotaur mission system suite installation program Feb. 28, 2017. The aircraft will be painted prior to its delivery as an HC-130J. U.S. Coast Guard photo. The Coast Guard accepted delivery of its 10th C-130J Super Hercules long range surveillance aircraft at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics’ Greenville, South Carolina, facility Feb. 24. The aircraft was delivered to the…

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