End of an Era- The Coasties retired the HU-25 Guardian

We mentioned the earlier that the Coast Guard is buying Search and Rescue variants of the CN-235 as the HC-144 Ocean Sentry. Filling the niche between the Coast Guard’s helicopters, and its large, long range HC-130s, the HC-144 will replace the HU-25 Guardian. The Guardian, based on the Falcon 20 business jet, has been in service for over 30 years. It was the only jet in widespread use in the Coast Guard.

 

2 thoughts on “End of an Era- The Coasties retired the HU-25 Guardian”

  1. RUMINT has it that USCG will take delivery of some/all of the C-27J’s also? The HU-25 has a rather sizable hatch on the ventral part of the fuselage out of which survival gear can be dropped to those in distress. Very interesting appliqué to a biz jet.

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