HC-27 Spartan USCG airplane model. The US Coast Guard (USCG) plans to commission a fleet of 14 HC-27J Spartan medium-range, fixed-wing surveillance aircraft by 2022. HC-27J is a modified surveillance variant of the C-27J Spartan tactical transport aircraft, manufactured by Italian aerospace and defense company Alenia Aermacchi.
The HC-27J aircraft is intended for USCG missions such as maritime patrol, surveillance, search-and-rescue, drug and migrant interdiction, and disaster response. It is also used to detect, classify and identify maritime targets.