COAST GUARD C4ISR SYSTEMS
MAJOR C4ISR SYSTEMS
APS-143C OCEAN EYE RADAR
BRIEFING: The APS-143B/C is a multimode X-band radar with
a 360-degree scan used for maritime target detection, tracking and classification in support of all Coast Guard roles and
missions. It is an internationally employed search-and-rescue
radar optimized for small-target detection, tracking and classification. Its light weight makes it suitable for medium-range
aircraft such as the HC-144A Ocean Sentry.
CONTRACTOR: . . . . . . . . . . Telephonics Corp.
APY- 11 EL/M 2022(V) 3 MULTIMODE RADAR
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: . . . . . . . . . IT T 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
CONTRACTOR: . . . . . . . . . . L- 3 WESCAM
AAQ-21/22 STAR SAFIRE III EO/IR SENSOR
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 maritime targets.
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-65D 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.
DF-430-F DIRECTION FINDER
BRIEFING: The DF-430-F is being acquired and implemented
on all operational 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 of more
than 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.
CON TRAC TOR: . . . . . . . . . . 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 the HC-144A,
HC-130H and HC-130J maritime patrol aircraft, and compatible with the C-27J. 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 TRAC TOR: . . . . . . . . . . IT T Corp.
MINOTAUR MISSION SYSTEM
BRIEFING: The Minotaur mission system, developed by Naval
Air Systems Command and in use across Navy and Customs
and Border Protection aircraft, allows for an operator-friendly
graphical user interface that blends an enhanced tactical
sensor management system with over 20 sensors. This common design will be installed across Coast Guard fixed-wing
platforms, including the HC-130J, HC- 144 and HC-27J fleets.
A 2015 contract was awarded to install Minotaur on two new
HC-130Js with options to convert up to seven aircraft already
delivered to the Coast Guard, as well as additional aircraft currently in or planned for production.
CON TRAC TOR: . . . . . . . . . . L3 Communications
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.
CON TRAC TOR: . . . . . . . . . . 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
CON TRAC TOR: . . . . . . . . . . EADS North America