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L-3 to Missionize C-130J’s for US Coast Guard

By Juliet Van Wagenen | October 8, 2015
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C-130J. Photo: Wikipedia

[Avionics Today 10-08-2015] The U.S. Coast Guard has awarded L-3 Communications a $30 million contract to missionize two C-130J aircraft using a next-generation mission system suite. Under the five-year contract, L-3 will produce, install, test and deliver mission systems on two baseline configuration C-130J long-range surveillance aircraft. The contract’s multiple options include performing the same work on three additional baseline configuration aircraft and converting seven HC-130J aircraft.

The total value of the contract, with all options exercised, is approximately $93 million and work will be performed by L-3 Platform Integration in Waco, Texas. The U.S. Coast Guard and the U.S. Navy developed the government-owned mission system and is operated across multiple platforms.

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