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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Coast Guard to Upgrade HC-144A Aircraft to HC-144B Configuration

HC-144A Ocean SentryThe Coast Guard is upgrading its fleet of 18 HC-144 Ocean Sentry maritime patrol aircraft with new avionics.

The HC-144As will be modified as they go “through a maintenance period to address obsolescence issues,” said Chad Saylor, a Coast Guard spokesman.

“The key change is replacement of the cockpit control and display unit, which is used in flight management and serves as the primary avionics computer for communication control, navigation and equipment monitoring,” Saylor said. “All 18 aircraft will be upgraded.”

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