Dassault HU-25 Falcon Coast Guard airplane model. The HU-25 Falcon Jet is a medium-range surveillance fixed-wing aircraft that is used to perform search and rescue, enforcement of laws and treaties including illegal drug interdiction, marine environmental protection, and military readiness. This twin-engine turbofan jet, deliveries of which were completed in 1983, is one of the few aircraft flown by the military services that is built by a foreign company, Dassault-Breguet of France. It is 56.25 feet in length, 17.6 feet in height, and has a crew of five. Its ceiling at Mach .855 is 42,000 feet and it flies at 350 knots at sea level and 380 knots at 20,000 feet.
The Falcon's ability to operate from sea level to altitudes of 42,000 feet makes it suitable for Coast Guard's missions of search and rescue, drug interdiction and marine law enforcement. Key features include computer-controlled air navigation system, surveillance system operators console, surveillance camera and avionics adapted for oil pollution overflight detection.