10 thoughts on “J Model C-130 Status

  1. “The Coast Guard accepted delivery of its eighth missionized HC-130J Super Hercules long range surveillance aircraft at Lockheed Martin’s Greenville, South Carolina, plant Dec. 12.

    “Missionization is the process of installing Coast Guard-specific integrated radar, sensor and communications systems. The aircraft CGNR 2008 is missionized with the legacy system currently installed on six HC-130Js operating out of Air Station Elizabeth City, North Carolina. It is the last HC-130J to receive the legacy mission system before the Coast Guard upgrades the fleet with the Minotaur mission system processor.

    “The aircraft is the third HC-130J to enter the Minotaur mission system production program. The Coast Guard began flight testing of the Minotaur prototype aircraft in June 2016. The Minotaur prototype aircraft operates out of Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland, and was also originally outfitted with the legacy system. Four additional aircraft are currently in production or under contract, with delivery of baseline configuration aircraft scheduled to begin later this month.”

    https://www.uscg.mil/acquisition/newsroom/updates/HC130J_121916.asp

  2. From CG-9. https://www.uscg.mil/acquisition/newsroom/updates/HC130J_122716.asp

    The Coast Guard on Dec. 16 awarded an option worth approximately $14.6 million to L-3 Communications Integrated Systems Platform Integration Division in Waco, Texas, for Minotaur missionization of what will be the 11th HC-130J Super Hercules long range surveillance aircraft in its fleet.

    The 11th HC-130J is currently in production and is scheduled for delivery in its baseline configuration in early 2018. Following this delivery, the aircraft will undergo installation of Minotaur mission system software and integrated radar, sensor and communications systems specific to the Coast Guard’s needs. This missionization is planned to take about a year.

    The Coast Guard has eight HC-130Js missionized with its legacy system. Six of these aircraft are operating out of Air Station Elizabeth City, North Carolina. One has been retrofitted with the Minotaur mission system to become the Minotaur prototype and is based at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland, for continued testing. Another entered the Minotaur integration process Dec. 13, 2016.

    The first Super Hercules to enter the Minotaur integration process in its baseline configuration was CGNR 2009. Its missionization began in April 2016. This aircraft will be used to validate changes made to the Minotaur prototype.

    The 10th aircraft is currently in production and is scheduled for delivery in its baseline configuration in early 2017, after which it will undergo Minotaur missionization. The 12th and 13th aircraft are under contract and are scheduled for delivery in their baseline configuration in 2019.

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