HC-130J Coast Guard

HC-130J Coast Guard

Long-Range Search and Rescue

The HC-130J is the long-range search and rescue variant of the C-130J flown by the U. S. Coast Guard. The aircraft's mission system includes automatic identification and direction-finding capabilities; long range, multi-mode radar; electro-optical and infraread, or EO/IR, sensor turret that provides both imagery and target data; advanced open architecture mission system processor; and an extensive communications suite.  The HC-130J features a 20 percent increase in speed and altitude and a 40 percent increase in range compared to the HC-130H model. 


Characteristics

  • Service Ceiling: 33,000 feet
  • Range: 5,000 miles
  • Cruising Speed: 374 mph
  • Length: 99 ft. 7 in.
  • Wingspan: 132 ft. 7 in.
  • Gross Weight: 175,000 lbs.