The USCG air station is delivered with the Upgraded MH-65E Helicopters as a part of the short range recovery helicopter program. The earlier 25 Dolphin helicopters have been transitioned into “E” configuration.
The converted dolphin helicopters to the “E” configuration or Echo configuration are reliable and capable. The helicopters now have improved advanced Flight Control System. They have been enhanced with digital weather or surface search radar and embedded with robust commands, control system, monitoring capability, surveillance and is modernized with digital flight deck.Additionally, the helicopters have Upgraded search and rescue capabilities and enhanced navigation system. The helicopters can efficiently encounter the complex air traffic and can efficiently respond to disasters.
The US CG is underway of transitioning all its MH-65 helicopters to the Upgraded version. Along with transitioning the MH-65 helicopters of the Miami Air Station the other air stations including Port Angeles, Washington and few more have also transitioned MH-65D to MH-65E.The Hawaii air station has also received four helicopters transitioned to MH-65Es. The air station point is will be fully transitioned to MH-65E later this summer.