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HU-25 Guardian SAR/patrol aircraft

Country of Origin: USA


The HU-25 Guardian is an adaptation of the French Falcon commercial passenger jet (see separate database entry) used by the U.S. Coast Guard for medium-range, all-weather search-and-rescue (SAR), interdiction of illegal drugs, marine environmental protection and military readiness missions.

It was a replacement for the HU-16 Albatross and HC-131 Samaritan aircraft, but its use has been scaled back due to role changes and high operating costs. The Interceptor is a modified Guardian...

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