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May 27, 2022

Coast Guard delivers upgraded MH-65E helicopters to Sector Humboldt Bay

The Coast Guard H-65 Conversion and Sustainment Program delivered CGNR 6603 to Sector Humboldt Bay, California, May 19.

May 27, 2022

Coast Guard accepts 49th fast response cutter

The Coast Guard accepted delivery of the 49th fast response cutter (FRC), Douglas Denman, May 26 in Key West, Florida.

May 20, 2022

Coast Guard modifies offshore patrol cutter contract to complete installation of combat and radar systems

The Coast Guard modified its current contract with Eastern Shipbuilding Group (ESG) May 20 so installation of the Athena combat weapons system and multi-mode radar system will be completed during the production phase of the offshore patrol cutter (OPC).

May 19, 2022

Coast Guard recognizes outstanding achievement among contracting and procurement professionals

The Coast Guard celebrated excellence within its contracting and procurement enterprise during the Head of the Contracting Activity Annual Awards Ceremony May 17, 2022, at Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, D.C.

May 13, 2022

Coast Guard commissions 48th fast response cutter in Florida

The Coast Guard commissioned the 48th fast response cutter (FRC), Pablo Valent, May 11, 2022, in St. Petersburg, Florida. Pablo Valent is the first FRC stationed in St. Petersburg. Rear Adm. Brendan McPherson, commanding officer of the Coast Guard 7th District, presided over the ceremony.

May 13, 2022

Air Force orders one C-130J for Coast Guard

Using funds transferred from the Coast Guard, the Air Force awarded an $80 million contract May 6 to Lockheed Martin Aeronautics for the production of one C-130J Super Hercules aircraft.

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.