The U.S. Coast Guard has ordered three more Lockheed Martin HC-130J Super Hercules long-range surveillance aircraft, taking its total to nine of 22 planned to be acquired by 2027. The $218 million contract, awarded via the Five-Year Options Contract under which the U.S. Air Force procures C-130Js, includes two mission systems for installation in the HC-130Js. The third mission system is planned to be purchased in fiscal 2013. Missionization of the HC-130J requires a nine-month refit, ...

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