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US Coast Guard overhauls Dolphin fleet

22nd April 2011 - 10:00 GMT | by Tony Osborne in Havelock, North Carolina


The United States Coast Guard (USCG) is giving its HH/MH-65 fleet a new avionics upgrade, which will pave the way for the aircraft to receive a fully integrated digital cockpit in the future.

The USCG's Aviation Logistics Centre at Elizabeth City, North Carolina, is carrying out the upgrades, turning the HH/MH-65C into an MH-65D during planned depot maintenance, which takes place on each aircraft every four years. The update focuses on adding new digital computer displays, embedded GPS and inertial navigation systems, and other digital avionics components.

Cmdr Michael Campbell, project manager for the H-65 conversion and sustainment project, said

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Tony Osborne


Tony Osborne

Tony was deputy editor of Defence Helicopter and Rotorhub magazines before joining Aviation Week in …

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