2008 HC-130J Lockheed Greenville SC 03-19-15
USCGC Anvil WLIC 75301 Charleston SC (Sep 2013) - Photo by Larry Van Horn N5FPW
USCG 45709 Charleston SC (Sep 2013) - Photo by Larry Van Horn N5FPW
- Imprecise direction finding capability.
- Numerous geographic coverage gaps.
- Lack of interoperability — for example, with other emergency response services.
- Single-channel radio operation, which prohibits the ability to receive radio calls when the system is previously engaged in a transmission.
- Enhanced VHF-FM and UHF (line-of-site) coverage, for more certain reception of distress calls.
- Position localization — within 2 degrees — of VHF-FM transmissions, so rescue vessels have a dramatically smaller area to search.
- An increase in the number of voice and data channels from one to six, allowing watchstanders to conduct multiple operations. No longer will a single caller in distress — or worse, a hoax caller — prevent another caller from getting through.
- Protected communications for all Coast Guard operations.
- Position tracking of certain Coast Guard assets such as boats and cutters.
- Digital voice recording with immediate, enhanced playback, improving the chances for unclear messages to be understood.
- Improved interoperability among the Coast Guard and federal, state, and local partners, so additional resources can be added to rescue operations as needed.
- Digital selective calling (DSC), an alternate distress communication system used internationally on Channel 70. If properly registered with a Mobile Maritime Service Identity (MMSI) number and interfaced with GPS, the DSC radio signal transmits vital vessel information, position, and the nature of distress (if entered) at the push of a button.
- Provides portable, deployable towers and electronics for restoration of communications during emergencies and natural disasters.
- Retire 3 HC-130H aircraft
- Decommission 2 110-foot patrol boats
- $200 million is requested to establish HC-27J operations at CGAS Sacramento, standup a second HC-130J unit, buy spares for HC-144A and upgrade HH-65 aircraft.
- Retire 3 HC-130H aircraft
- Decommission two High Endurance Cutters
- Decommission 8 110-foot patrol boats
- Eliminate two 87 foot patrol boat crews
- For all non-HITRON aircraft, eliminate Airborne Use of Force program and remove all weapons
- Cut four Vessel Boarding Security Teams from Boston, San Diego and San Francisco
- Cut HC-144A flight hours by 17% to 1,000
- Eliminate fixed wing 30 minute alert readiness from all CONUS air stations and reduce number of crews.
- SAR requirements will be fulfilled by rotary assets. Fixed wing assets can be scheduled if available but will not be on alert readiness
- $68 million to prepare for transfer of 14 HC-27J aircraft from the U.S. Air Force as authorized in the National Defense Authorization Act of 2014
- Provides $803 million for the acquisition of the eighth National Security Cutter and two Fast Response Cutters
- In addition, HR 4005 allows the USCG to transfer H-60s from other services and convert to MH-60T for permanent use in District 9.
- Retire all HU-25 aircraft
- Close two air facilities
- Retire two HC-130H aircraft
- Divert $26 million in training funds for operations
- Decommission two High Endurance cutters
- Acquisitions include:
- $743 million for NSC-7, two FRC cutters, OPC cutter acquisition, and 140 foot ice breaker upkeep
- $28 million for MH-65 upgrades
- Manned Covert Surveillance Aircraft – funding to operate and support the first aircraft which is planned to operate out of Miami, FL
ALC Aviation Logistics Center, Elizabeth City, NC
AMARG Aerospace Maintenance And Regeneration Group, Davis Monthan AFB
AMVER Automated Mutual Assistance Vessel Rescue System
BLACKJACK MH-65C on National Capital Region air defense mission
BENCHMARK Term for reference point (used to pass position)
CAMSLANT Communications Area Master Station Atlantic, Chesapeake, VA
CAMSPAC Communications Area Master Station Pacific, Point Reyes, CA
CASPER C-130 Airborne Sensory Palletized Electronic Reconnaissance equipment
CHARLIE Copy, Clear (as in affirmative)
COMMSTA Communications Station
CYCLOPS ## HC-130
DEMON ## HC-130
DMB Datum Marker Buoy
DOLPHIN ## H-65
DRAGON ## H-65
ELT Emergency Locator Transmitter
eMICP Enhanced Mobile Incident Command Post
EPIRB Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon
ESD Electronics Support Detachment
FLIR Forward-Looking Infra-red
FOXTROT MIKE "FM" Frequency, most often VHF Marine Band
GUARDIAN ## MH-65C
HERK ## HC-130H
HOMEPLATE Aircraft's home airfield
HOTEL/HIGH FOX High Frequency Radio
IN THE BLIND Sending message without hearing response
JAYHAWK ## HH-60J
JULIET ## HH-60J
JUGGLER USCG Auxiliary unit
KILO ## MH-65C
KINGBUSTERS ## USCG small boats
LANDLINE Standard Telephone
LIMA CHARLIE Loud and Clear
LE PATROL Law Enforcement Patrol
MAKO ## MH-65 MEDEVAC Medical Evacuation
MCV Mobile Communications Vehicle
MSD Marine Safety Detachment (subordinate to an MSO)
MSO Marine Safety Office
NOVEMBER ## HC-144A
NVG Night Vision Goggles
OMNI ## HC-130 on a law enforcement mission
OPBAT Operation Bahamas, Turks and Caicos joint counterdrug operation (USCG, DEA, & CBP)
PANTHER Joint DEA/USCG counterdrug ops center, Nassau, Bahamas
PIW Person(s) In Water
POB People/Persons On Board
PPR Prior Permission Required
PS Portable SIPRNet
RAPTOR USCG Response Boat-Medium at Key West
RESCUE USCG aircraft on actual SAR mission
RCC Rescue Coordination Center
RTB Return To Base
SABER USCG Auxiliary Aircraft
SAR CASE Search And Rescue Mission
SARSAT Search And Rescue Satellite
SCN Systems Coordination Net (HF Ship-Shore Radio)
SHARK ## USCG Cutter
SITREP Situation Report
SLDMB Self-Locating Datum Marker Buoy
SOB Souls On Board, older term for POB often used by USCG
SSD Shoreside Support Detachments
STINGRAY ## HU-25 now also being used by MH-68As
STRIKER ## MH-65
SWORDFISH ## MH-60J Jayhawks and HU-25 Falcons
TCC Transportable Communications Center
TIBURON USCG Cutter
UNIFORM HOTEL Ultra High Frequency Radio
VICTOR SIERRA Sector search by single asset
ZEAL ## USCG aircraft