Coast Guard Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron Marks 500th Drug Interdiction

Coast Guard Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron Marks 500th Drug Interdiction
The aircrew of the Florida-based Coast Guard Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron stands on a cutter flight deck with one of the unit’s 10 MH-65D Dolphin helicopters after the 500th recorded drug bust in the Eastern Pacific Ocean, which took place March 11, 2017. U.S. Coast Guard photo. Washington – The Coast Guard’s Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron (HITRON) – which includes...

Coast Guard Tests Newest Version Of MH-65 Helicopter

Coast Guard Tests Newest Version Of MH-65 Helicopter
The prototype MH-65E Dolphin takes to the air for the first time in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, Oct. 28. The MH-65E features modernized avionics systems, new sensors and an upgraded flight control system. U.S. Coast Guard photo. Elizabeth City, NC – The prototype MH-65E Dolphin – the next configuration in the Coast Guard’s short range recovery helicopter conversion program – completed...

Coast Guard Outfits Final Air Station With Upgraded Recovery Helicopters

Coast Guard Outfits Final Air Station With Upgraded Recovery Helicopters
Although the two configurations look similar on the outside, the MH-65D on the right has improved aircraft computers and a dual digital inertial navigation system not installed in the “Charlie” configuration on the left. U.S. Coast Guard photo. The Coast Guard delivered its 93rd upgraded MH-65D Dolphin short range recovery helicopter to Air Station Detroit May 8, 2015, bringing this segment of...