Napolitano Approves Transfer of C-27J Aircraft to the Coast Guard

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  1. SamAca10

    SamAca10 Ensign - DWO

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    Yay! 14 new, non-CASA aircraft!

    http://sewardcitynews.com/2013/06/napolitano-approves-transfer-of-c-27j-aircraft-to-coast-guard/
     
  2. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    Would love to know what the Coast Guard thinks about ANOTHER airframe.

    Different parts. Different requirements.

    The Coast Guard didn't even want the C-130Js at first, but they were provided in legislation.
     
  3. SamAca10

    SamAca10 Ensign - DWO

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    It's actually a good move because the Coast Guard is going to cancel it's order on the rest of the CASA's for the more capable C-27.

    In terms of maintenance and logistics, it's a really good move because C-27's use the same engines and avionics as the J model Herc. Less work for the guys on the ground who take care of the birds as they can easily transfer their skill set from one fixed wing frame to the other.

    It's a huge plus for the cutter fleet as well because we save 800 million dollars in aircraft acquisitions and can throw all that money towards another ice breaker or NSC :thumb:
     
  4. Luigi59

    Luigi59 Banned

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    Does the Air Force even have 14 of these?
     
  5. MemberLG

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    Air National Guard does. I am pretty sure more than 14 total. My state Air National Guard has 4 or 6 on hand.

    When the big Air Force took away some C-130s from Air National Guard, they gave C 27s to Air National Guard as replacements. When the budget got tighter, Air Force decided to get rid of C 27s.
     
  6. bruno

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    The C27 is one more example of how the Air Force deals with the Army's air support requirements. The Army were the original requestors for the C27J to replace Sherpa's, C-12's and Some CH 47 Missions. The original 13 of these went to the Army/ Army National Guard. The AF then convinced Congress that it would support the Army's needs if they were transferred to the AF control. The Air force started to bring them in to the Air NG- which likes the plane a lot. But as soon the active duty AF got pinched for cash- the Army Support agreement got blown away and despite the AirNG - the C27J was declared redundant. I think that the AF has 21 total planes- my understanding is that the USCG is getting a good airframe

    http://www.dodbuzz.com/2013/05/16/c-27j-reemerges-despite-afs-boneyard-plans/
     
  7. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    I'm sure the CG airdales will appreciate another tire on the nose gear! :biggrin:
     

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