C-27J deliveries to Air Station Sacramento completed
The US Coast Guard (USCG) Air Station Sacramento, California, has taken delivery of the sixthC-27J Spartan medium range surveillance aircraft, marking the completion of the programme, the USCG announced on 20 June.
The sixth aircraft was delivered two months ahead of schedule. The air station is the first operational unit to receive C-27Js.
The C-27J programme will meet with Naval Air Systems Command and equipment manufacturer personnel to further develop mission system integration specifications.
The C-27Js will replace HC-130H Hercules long range surveillance aircraft at Air Station Sacramento. The C-27Js provide medium-range air surveillance for the USCG’s maritime patrol, drug and migrant interdiction, disaster response and search and rescue missions.
Bart Philpott, deputy programme manager for the C-27J acquisition, said: ‘Air Station Sacramento’s receipt of the sixth aircraft marks an important milestone for the C-27J project. It should provide Sacramento flexibility in their operational schedule while we move to full operational capability with full mission system integration.’
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