The Lockheed-Martin Corporation awarded EADS a $87.4 million contract for two
CN-235-300M medium range maritime patrol aircraft in support of US Coast Guard's
This contract includes the supply of two CN-235 aircraft in 2006, spare parts
and integrated logistics support. The contract also includes an option for six
additional aircraft bringing the total number of CN-235s purchased by the US
Coast Guard to eight.
The total potential value of this contract with all options exercised could be
approximately $300 million.
The Deepwater program intends to recapitalize the US Coast Guard with an
integrated system of assets and capabilities. CN-235s will replace older and
less capable aircraft, while providing a 2,000 nautical miles range and more
than 10 hours of flight endurance. In addition, CN-235s will perform
surveillance, search, rescue, and transport duties.
The CN-235-300M configured as maritime patrol aircraft will provide detection
and identification of offshore threats. This information will be shared and
relayed to US Coast Guard's C4ISR network.
The CN-235 aircraft purchased under Deepwater program are to be built in Spain.
To date, this aircraft intended for both commercial and military markets has
been sold to Spain, Indonesia, Ireland, France, South Korea, Turkey, and many
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