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March 28, 2023
Coast Guard awards contract for work on coastal buoy tenders
The Coast Guard awarded a contract to Adrick Marine Group of Cocoa, Florida, March 23 to procure HVAC systems as part of the upcoming 175-foot coastal buoy tender major maintenance availability (MMA).
March 10, 2023
Coast Guard orders components for upgraded MH-65E helicopter
The Coast Guard placed a delivery order Feb. 14 for components and related supplies for the Common Avionics Architecture System (CAAS) and Automatic Flight Control System used in the upgraded MH-65E short range recovery helicopter.
March 3, 2023
Coast Guard accepts 52nd fast response cutter
The Coast Guard accepted delivery of the 52nd fast response cutter (FRC), Maurice Jester, March 2 in Key West, Florida. Maurice Jester will be the third FRC to be homeported in Boston.
March 1, 2023
MH-65 upgrades continue to prove worth during California flooding
Record amounts of rain caused by a series of atmospheric rivers drenched California in early January; the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported that more than 32 trillion gallons of water fell during the weather event.
Feb. 23, 2023
Coast Guard Research and Development Center hosts 50th anniversary open house
The Coast Guard Research and Development Center (RDC) is celebrating its 50th anniversary on Feb. 27, 2023, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the center’s campus next to Fort Trumbull in New London, Connecticut.
Feb. 15, 2023
Coast Guard partners with Space Force to strengthen presence in space domain
The Coast Guard Research and Development Center (RDC) and the U.S. Space Force (USSF) Science, Technology and Research Directorate solidified their commitment to collaborate and enhance space capabilities for the joint warfighter through a new memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed Jan. 19.
Jan. 31, 2023
Coast Guard and Navy commands formalize support for Research and Development Center autonomous vessels
The Coast Guard Research and Development Center (RDC) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with several U.S. Navy commands based in Southeastern Connecticut Jan. 18 to formalize support for experimental autonomous vessels operated by the RDC.
Electronic health records system implementation continues
Following the deployment success of Segment A, the Coast Guard is moving forward with Segment B and the deployment of centralized X-ray services interoperable with the MHS GENESIS electronic health records (EHR) system to ashore clinics and sickbays.
Jan. 25, 2023
Coast Guard delivers 14th Minotaur-missionized HC-144 to fleet
The Coast Guard completed work on its 14th HC-144B Ocean Sentry medium range surveillance aircraft outfitted with both the Ocean Sentry Refresh (OSR) modifications and the Minotaur mission system Jan. 17.
Coast Guard seeks information on UAS capabilities
The Coast Guard is conducting additional market research on Group 2 and Group 3 unmanned aircraft system (UAS) capabilities, sensors and payloads through a request for information (RFI) released Jan. 19.