CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas
— Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi is scheduled to showcase
the recently upgraded HC-144B Ocean Sentry on Saturday.
Who: Coast Guard
Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi personnel
Station Corpus Christi is inviting media to learn about the new enhancements to
their HC-144B Ocean Sentry medium-range surveillance aircraft.
Where: 249 Glasson Dr.,
Corpus Christi, Texas 78406
When: Saturday, March
2, 2019 at 8:15 a.m.
The bravo upgrade
expands the HC-144’s extensive sensor capability, aiding the Coast Guard in its
maritime patrol, drug and migrant interdiction, disaster response, and search
and rescue missions.
The Coast Guard is also
integrating the Navy’s Minotaur mission system architecture across its
fixed-wing aircraft fleet. With the sophisticated command and control system,
the aircraft incorporates surveillance and reconnaissance equipment to allow
aircrews to gather and process surveillance information that can be transmitted
to other platforms and units during flight.
The Coast Guard upgraded
the HC-144 aircraft to improve mission effectiveness and situational awareness,
as each newly modified aircraft features an updated cockpit control and display
unit, navigation, and equipment monitoring systems.
Media interested in
attending are requested to arrive no later than 8 a.m. and should RSVP by 8
p.m. Friday, by calling Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi Public Affairs