202 C-37A CGAS Washington, D.C. 06-27-17 AE5F07
2712 HC-27J CGAS Elizabeth City 06-27-17 AE4AE4, Mode-S C2712
6016 MH-60T CGAS Clearwater 05-25-17 AE2903, Mode-S C6016
6019 MH-60T CGAS Clearwater 05-25-17 AE2903, Mode-S C6019
6022 MH-60T CGAS San Diego 06-27-17 AE2906, Mode-S C6022
6031 MH-60T CGAS Clearwater 06-23-17 AE290E, Mode-S C6031
6033 MH-60T CGAS Traverse City 04-13-17 AE2910, Mode-S C6033
6039 MH-60T ATC Mobile 09-22-15 AE2916
6044 MH-60T CGAS Clearwater 05-23-17 AE4A4B, Mode-S C6044
6506 MH-65D HITRON Jacksonville 04-07-17 AE2660
6511 MH-65D CGAS Traverse City 04-13-17 AE2665
6516 MH-65D CGAS Savannah 06-28-17 AE266A, Mode-S C6516
6518 MH-65D CGAS Houston 06-26-17 AE266C, Mode-S C6518, CGNR6518
6519 MH-65D East Coast (Florida) 05-10-17 AE266D, Mode-S C6519
6522 MH-65D West Coast (Oregon) 06-27-17 AE2670, Mode-S CG6522
6531 MH-65D CGAS San Francisco 12-27-16 AE2679, Mode-S C6531
6533 MH-65D CGAS New Orleans 06-13-17 AE267B, Mode-S C6533, Voice Call - Coast Guard 6533
6536 MH-65D CGAS Atlantic City 08-27-17 AE267E, Mode-S CGNR6535
6540 MH-65D CGAS Miami 04-07-17 AE2682
6548 MH-65D East Coast (Florida) 04-12-17 AE2687, Mode-S C6548. CG6548
6570 MH-65D CGAS San Francisco 06-28-17 AE269C, Mode-S C6570, CG6570, 6570
6579 MH-65D CGAS Traverse City 06-08-17 AE26A5, Mode-S C6579
6581 MH-65D CGAS Houston 06-27-17 AE26A7, Mode-S CG6581
6591 MH-65D ATC Mobile 04-10-17 AE26B1, Mode-S C6591, CG6591
6595 MH-65D FOB Point Mugu 05-13-17 AE26B5, Mode-S C6595, Endgame 95
6597 MH-65D CGAS Houston 06-26-17 AE26B7, Mode-S C6597, CGNR6597
6599 MH-65D East Coast (Florida) 06-13-17 AE26B9, Mode-S C6599, Endgame 99
6604 MH-65D CGAS Miami 06-12-17 AE26BB, Mode-S C6604, Endgame 04
6605 MH-65D CGAS Atlantic City 06-13-17 AE26BC, Mode-S C6605, CGNR6605
Certified Ceiling: 54,000 feet
Range: 5,500 miles
Power Plant: Two 14,750-pound thrust BMW-Rolls-Royce BR710-48 turbofan engines
Gross Weight: 90,900 pounds
Dimensions: Wingspan: 93 feet, 6 inches; Length: 96 feet, 5 inches; Height: 25 feet, 10 inches
Max Speed: 246 knots
Cruising Speed: 230 knots
Range: 2000 nautical miles
Endurance: 11.5 hours
Maximum Takeoff Weight: 36,380 pounds
Dimensions: Length: 70 feet, 2 inches; Wing Span: 84 feet 8 inches
From The Shield of Freedom, 2006: The HC-144A "Ocean Sentry" is a Maritime Patrol Aircraft produced by the Spanish subsidiary of the European Aeronautic Defense and Space Co. (EADS). First unveiled in 2006, the CN-235A (official USCG designation HC-144A) is currently being produced and delivered to the Coast Guard.
The aircraft were certified as the all-around Coast Guard choice for its Medium Range Surveillance (MRS) Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA) by then Commandant Adm. Thomas Collins, in 2003. They are part of the Deepwater program, an extensive acquisition overhaul that touches the entire Coast Guard fleet of operational forces.
The HC-144A will assume Coast Guard medium range surveillance and transport requirements, replacing the HU-25 and some HC-130s. The Ocean Sentry has the capability to perform aerial delivery of search and rescue equipment such as rafts, pumps, and flares, and it can serve as an on-scene commander platform for homeland security missions, since it is outfitted with the IDS Command and Control (C2) System, and the state-of-the-art C4ISR suite of sensors and avionics. The aircraft will be particularly effective at locating targets in a large search area, and vectoring prosecution assets to the targets.
The HC-144As modern C4ISR suite, modular cabin, miserly fuel consumption rate, and short field takeoff and landing capability make it uniquely suited for USCG missions.
MH-65C #6535 crashed in Mobile Bay, AL on February 28th, 2012 while conducting a night training mission.
WMSL-758 Stone On Order
Armament: 76 mm gun, cruise-missile defenses with countermeasures consisting of 2 SRBOC chaff and rapid decoy launchers and SLQ-32 EW system. Two .50 caliber machine guns.
WPC 1126 Joseph Gerczak
WPC-1127 Richard T. Snyder
WPC-1128 Nathan Bruckenthal
WPC-1129 Forrest O. Rednour
WPC-1130 Robert G. Ward
WPC-1131 Terrell Horne III
WPC-1132 Benjamin A. Bottoms
WPC-1133 Joseph O. Doyle
WPC-1134 William C. Hart
WPC-1135 ex-Oliver Perry
*WPC1110 renamed Raymond Evans; Jos. Napier became WPC1115
#WPC1117 renamed at the request of the Patterson Family
@WPC1124 renamed Oliver F. Perry (formerly WPC1135
WPB 1301 Farallon Ketchikan AK
WPB 1322 Cuttyhunk NEDI Port Angeles WA MEP modified ALE-EDI
WPB 1349 Galveston Island NRLP Honolulu HI
USCGC Anvil WLIC 75301 Charleston SC (Sep 2013) - Photo by Larry Van Horn N5FPW
USCG 45709 Charleston SC (Sep 2013) - Photo by Larry Van Horn N5FPW
Length: 41 feet, Beam: 13' 5", Draft: 4' 1"
Max HP: 680 HP @ 2600 RPM
- Imprecise direction finding capability.
- Numerous geographic coverage gaps.
- Lack of interoperability — for example, with other emergency response services.
- Single-channel radio operation, which prohibits the ability to receive radio calls when the system is previously engaged in a transmission.
- Enhanced VHF-FM and UHF (line-of-site) coverage, for more certain reception of distress calls.
- Position localization — within 2 degrees — of VHF-FM transmissions, so rescue vessels have a dramatically smaller area to search.
- An increase in the number of voice and data channels from one to six, allowing watchstanders to conduct multiple operations. No longer will a single caller in distress — or worse, a hoax caller — prevent another caller from getting through.
- Protected communications for all Coast Guard operations.
- Position tracking of certain Coast Guard assets such as boats and cutters.
- Digital voice recording with immediate, enhanced playback, improving the chances for unclear messages to be understood.
- Improved interoperability among the Coast Guard and federal, state, and local partners, so additional resources can be added to rescue operations as needed.
- Digital selective calling (DSC), an alternate distress communication system used internationally on Channel 70. If properly registered with a Mobile Maritime Service Identity (MMSI) number and interfaced with GPS, the DSC radio signal transmits vital vessel information, position, and the nature of distress (if entered) at the push of a button.
- Provides portable, deployable towers and electronics for restoration of communications during emergencies and natural disasters.
FY 17 Budget Request
FY 2017 Budget requests $10.32 billion for the Coast Guard.
The budget requests $1.14 billion for Acquisition. Notably:
$704.1 million for vessels, including $150 million to accelerate production of a new Polar Icebreaker and necessary funding for the Offshore Patrol Cutter (OPC); procurement of four Fast Response Cutters (FRC); and overhaul of the 140-foot domestic icebreaker fleet and the 225-foot sea-going buoy tender fleet.
$201.3 million for aircraft, including funding for MH-65E upgrades; missionization of the first HC-27J airframes; mission-system retrofit for HC-144A fixed wing aircraft; and spares for the second operational C-130J Air Station.
$51.1 million for shore projects, including improvements to support the FRC homeport at Galveston, TX; facility modifications to accommodate HC-27J aircraft at Air Station Clearwater, FL; and facility modifications to accommodate HC-130J aircraft at Air Station Kodiak, AK.
The budget requests $6.99 billion for operations.
Decommission one WHEC cutter
Decommission four 110-foot patrol boats
- Retire 3 HC-130H aircraft
- Decommission 2 110-foot patrol boats
- $200 million is requested to establish HC-27J operations at CGAS Sacramento, standup a second HC-130J unit, buy spares for HC-144A and upgrade HH-65 aircraft.
- Retire 3 HC-130H aircraft
- Decommission two High Endurance Cutters
- Decommission 8 110-foot patrol boats
- Eliminate two 87 foot patrol boat crews
- For all non-HITRON aircraft, eliminate Airborne Use of Force program and remove all weapons
- Cut four Vessel Boarding Security Teams from Boston, San Diego and San Francisco
- Cut HC-144A flight hours by 17% to 1,000
- Eliminate fixed wing 30 minute alert readiness from all CONUS air stations and reduce number of crews.
- SAR requirements will be fulfilled by rotary assets. Fixed wing assets can be scheduled if available but will not be on alert readiness
- $68 million to prepare for transfer of 14 HC-27J aircraft from the U.S. Air Force as authorized in the National Defense Authorization Act of 2014
- Provides $803 million for the acquisition of the eighth National Security Cutter and two Fast Response Cutters
- In addition, HR 4005 allows the USCG to transfer H-60s from other services and convert to MH-60T for permanent use in District 9.
FY 14 Budget Appropriation
- Retire all HU-25 aircraft
- Close two air facilities
- Retire two HC-130H aircraft
- Divert $26 million in training funds for operations
- Decommission two High Endurance cutters
- Acquisitions include:
- $743 million for NSC-7, two FRC cutters, OPC cutter acquisition, and 140 foot ice breaker upkeep
- $28 million for MH-65 upgrades
- Manned Covert Surveillance Aircraft – funding to operate and support the first aircraft which is planned to operate out of Miami, FL
- Eliminating MSST Anchorage
- Will retire four HU-25 fixed-wing aircraft.
- Will decommission the High Endurance Cutters HAMILTON, CHASE, RUSH, and JARVIS.
- Will decommission the Medium Endurance Cutter ACUSHNET.
- Will decommission icebreaker POLAR SEA.
- Will decommission all 179 foot PCs.
- $1.4 billion is requested for modernization to include:
- 40 response boats-medium
- 2 HC-144As
- Replacement MH-60 for CG 6017
- 6 Fast Response Cutters
- Upgrade 8 MH-60s
- Response Boat-Medium - $42 million for 10 boats
- Rescue 21 - $36 million
- Funds production of HC-144A #15
- Continues upgrades to HC-130H, HH-60, and H-65 aircraft.
- Fully funds production of NSC #5
- Requests $240 million for the Fast Response Cutter program for hulls #9-12
- Provides necessary funding to support ATC Mobile transition from four HU-25 aircraft to four HC-144A aircraft in FY 2009-2014 and CGAS Miami transition from six HU-25 aircraft to seven HC-144A aircraft in FY 2010-2015.
- $305 million for aircraft
- $591 million for surface ships
- $154 million for C4ISR
- $327 million for aircraft
- $243 million for surface ships
- $611 million for SAR
- $722 million for drug interdiction
SPARTAN ## HC-27J