The U.S. Coast Guard may release its request for proposals (RFP) for more HC-144A Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA) on April 2, according to aviation acquisition chief Capt. Jim Martin. By the end of this year, the Coast Guard’s fleet will include 11 aircraft and 12 mission systems pallets. This new competition is for procurement of the MPA, which the Coast Guard calls the Ocean Sentry, outside of the old Deepwater agreement with former lead systems integrator Integrated Coast Guard Systems ...


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