COAST GUARD C4ISR SYSTEMS
MAJOR C4ISR SYSTEMS
APY- 11 EL/M 2022(V) 3 MULTIMODE
BRIEFING: The APY- 11 EL/M 2022(V) 3 is an X-band multimode
maritime radar selected for the Coast Guard’s HC-130J maritime
patrol aircraft. It is optimized with a 360-degree scan for maritime
surveillance, drug interdiction, fisheries enforcement and search-and-rescue support. It also has been assigned to replace the APS-
135 Side-Looking Airborne Radar and support the International Ice
Patrol mission detecting and mapping the movement of ice that can
present a hazard to maritime shipping through the North Atlantic.
CONTRACTORS:.........ITT Corp., ELTA Systems Electronics
MX- 20 EO/IR SENSOR
BRIEFING: The MX- 20 is a 20-inch-diameter, gimbaled-turret-housing electro-optical and infrared (EO/IR) sensor for maritime surveillance, detection, classification and identification. It
is the Coast Guard equivalent of the ASX- 4 sensor. It is deployed
on HC-130H aircraft as part of the C- 130 Airborne Sensor with
Palletized Electronic Reconnaissance mission system.
CONTRACTOR: ...........L- 3 WESCAM
MX-15DI EO/IR SENSOR
BRIEFING: The MX-15Di was withdrawn from use in 2014
with the retirement of the HU- 25 Guardian aircraft.
AAQ-21/22 STAR SAFIRE III EO/IR
BRIEFING: The Star Safire III is an EO/IR sensor turret with
high-powered optics and precision geo-pointing for maritime
surveillance and targeting. It is deployed on the HC-130J and
HC-144A maritime patrol aircraft and supports maritime surveillance detection, tracking, classification and identification of
CONTRACTOR: ...........FLIR Systems Inc.
SENSOR SYSTEM (ESS)
BRIEFING: The ESS is an EO/IR sensor turret with high-powered optics, infrared sensor, auto-tracking and precision
geo-pointing for maritime surveillance, detection, tracking,
classification and identification of maritime targets. It is
installed in a 9-inch turret suited for the MH-60T and MH-
65C/D helicopters. It supports airborne special missions, such
as Airborne Use of Force, allowing day and night interdiction of
smuggling vessels and threats to the United States.
CONTRACTOR: ...........FLIR Systems Inc.
12DS200 EO/IR SENSOR
BRIEFING: The 12DS200 sensor remains in service with selected MH- 60 units until the ESS is implemented on all Coast
Guard helicopters. It is a 12-inch turret to primarily support airborne special mission aircraft such as tactical deployment of the
Deployed Operations Group for maritime homeland security
operations. It also is used to support other missions, such as
migrant interdiction and search-and-rescue operations.
CON TRACTOR: ...........L- 3 WESCAM
DF-430-F DIRECTION FINDER
BRIEFING: The DF-430-F is being acquired and implemented
on all Coast Guard aircraft, providing the capability to home in
on and fly directly to distress and audio signals. The DF-430 has
detected 406 megahertz Emergency Position Indicating Radio
Beacon (EPIRB) signals at a range in excess of 100 nautical
miles. The DF-430-F will be upgraded to the DF-500. The DF-
500 has the capability to detect the extended 406 megahertz
channels that now are available to 406 EPIRBs.
CONTRACTOR: ...........Rockwell Collins Inc.
ANVIS- 9 PINNACLE NIGHT VISION
BRIEFING: All Coast Guard helicopters operate with ANVIS- 9
Gen III NVGs that allow the crews to see in nighttime conditions by amplifying low-level light imperceptible to the human
eye. These systems are now employed on our new HC-144A and
HC-130J maritime patrol aircraft and the legacy HC-130H aircraft. Over the years, NVGs have been directly responsible for
lives saved and allowing the safe prosecution of airborne missions that otherwise could not have been flown.
CON TRACTOR: ...........I T T Corp.
SPQ-9B FIRE-CONTROL RADAR
BRIEFING: The SPQ-9B is an X-band, high-resolution, Pulse-Doppler, Frequency Agile rotating shipboard radar designed to
detect and track low-altitude cruise missiles in a high-clutter
environment while simultaneously providing detection and
tracking of surface targets and beacon responses.
CONTRACTOR: ...........Northrop Grumman Norden Systems Inc.
SPS- 75 MULTIMODE RADAR
BRIEFING: The SPS- 75 (TRS-3D) is a multimode air and surface search-and-track radar installed on the Legend-class cutters. The radar uses a phased array antenna for detection and
tracking of multiple surface and air targets simultaneously.
CON TRACTOR: ...........EADS North America