The U.S. Coast Guard awarded a $5.8 million contract to L3 Harris Arlington Training Center (LATC) on Aug. 7 to provide support, maintenance and upgrades for the C-27J Spartan operational flight trainer.
The flight simulator, originally built for the Air Force, was procured by the Coast Guard from L3 Communication Integrated Systems on Aug. 29, 2018. This flight simulator will enable Coast Guard pilots to train safely including for maneuvers they are unable to practice in an actual C-27J.
The Coast Guard plans to operate the simulator at the LATC facility in Arlington, Texas until a permanent building to house this simulator is constructed at the Coast Guard Aviation Training Center in Mobile, Alabama. The simulator building is planned to be ready for service at the end of 2022.