An analysis of the economic impact of the AN/APS-134 FLAR retrofit on Coast Guard HC-130 aircraft
Dunn, Robert Earl
Carrick, Paul M.
Forrest, R. Neagle
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Concern over the growing drug smuggling problem and improved national defense capability is manifest in the need for a new forward looking airborne radar (FLAR) for Coast Guard HC-130 aircraft, with a capability of detecting a target of 1 square meter radar cross section. This thesis reexamines the analysis that selected the AN/APS-134 FLAR performance over other contenders based on mission need, radar performance and life cycle cost criteria. This thesis presents a better understanding of the resulting HC-130 force structure based on the impact of FLAR technology.
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