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USCG receives 11th regenerated C-27J

20th February 2017 - 15:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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The United States Coast Guard (USCG) station in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, has received a newly regenerated C-27J Spartan medium range surveillance aircraft, the USCG announced on 15 February.

This is the 11th of 14 aircraft to be integrated into the USCG fleet. The fleet will perform a range of missions including drug and migrant interdiction, disaster response, and search and rescue missions alongside the HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft.

The aircraft are being transferred from the US Air Force and regenerated and upgraded with a mission package tailored to the coast guard's requirements.

Regeneration is the process of inspecting, verifying and repairing the aircraft for flight clearance and is completed by the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group on Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, Arizona. As delivered, the C-27Js are outfitted with weather radar and communications equipment capable of supporting transport and other coast guard missions.

The 12th aircraft is set to enter the regeneration process later this month.

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