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May 12, 2022

Coast Guard delivers 12th Minotaur-missionized HC-144B to fleet

The Coast Guard accepted delivery of its 12th HC-144B Ocean Sentry medium range surveillance aircraft outfitted with both the Ocean Sentry Refresh (OSR) modifications and the Minotaur mission system April 29. Modifications to CGNR 2309 were completed at the Aviation Logistics Center in Elizabeth City, North Carolina. The aircraft will be based at Air Station Miami.

May 12, 2022

Coast Guard partners with Navy for special purpose craft boarding team delivery II

On April 19, the Navy placed an order with United States Marine Inc. (USMI) on behalf of the Coast Guard for two 11-meter naval special warfare rigid inflatable boats (11M NSW RIB).

May 9, 2022

HC-27J Asset Project Office expands mission, changes name

The Coast Guard commemorated the name change and the expanded mission scope of the HC-27J Asset Project Office (APO) with a ribbon-cutting ceremony April 28 in Elizabeth City, North Carolina. Now called the Aviation Projects Acquisition Center (APAC), it will support acquisition activities for all Coast Guard aviation assets.

April 26, 2022

MH-65 program delivers upgraded helicopters to HITRON

The Coast Guard H-65 Conversion and Sustainment Program delivered CGNR 6555 to the Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron (HITRON) April 4. With this delivery, 40 of 98 Dolphin short range recovery helicopters have been converted to the “E” configuration, and six facilities have transitioned to the upgraded aircraft.

April 26, 2022

Coast Guard modifies contract to construct fourth offshore patrol cutter

The Coast Guard modified its current contract with Eastern Shipbuilding Group (ESG) today to begin construction of the fourth offshore patrol cutter (OPC). Contract delivery of the fourth OPC, to be named “Rush,” is scheduled to occur in 2025.

April 25, 2022

Coast Guard commissions 47th fast response cutter in New York City

The Coast Guard commissioned the 47th fast response cutter (FRC), Clarence Sutphin Jr, April 21 in New York City. Clarence Sutphin Jr is the final of six FRCs that will be stationed in Manama, Bahrain. Vice Adm. Steven Poulin, Atlantic Area commander, presided over the ceremony.

April 21, 2022

Coast Guard cutters mark SLEP milestones for ISVS Program

Two Coast Guard service life extension programs (SLEP) reached milestones in early April – prototype work was completed on a 270-foot medium endurance cutter (WMEC) and Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star commenced the second phase of its SLEP work.

April 8, 2022

Coast Guard Cutter Spar arrives at new homeport following major maintenance availability

The 225-foot seagoing buoy tender major maintenance availability (MMA) program marked another milestone March 30 when Coast Guard Cutter Spar arrived at its new homeport of Duluth, Minnesota.

March 23, 2022

Coast Guard prepares for delivery of C-37B long range command and control aircraft

The Coast Guard is preparing for testing and delivery of a C-37B long range command and control aircraft, designated CG 102, following completion of the external paint process March 18.

March 22, 2022

Coast Guard accepts 48th fast response cutter

The Coast Guard accepted delivery of the 48th fast response cutter (FRC), Pablo Valent, March 17 in Key West, Florida.