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Nov. 17, 2022

Coast Guard accepts 16th C-130J long range surveillance aircraft

The Coast Guard accepted its 16th C-130J Super Hercules long range surveillance aircraft from Lockheed Martin Aeronautics in Marietta, Georgia, Nov. 10.

Nov. 14, 2022

Coast Guard commissions first New England-based fast response cutter

The Coast Guard commissioned the 50th fast response cutter (FRC), William Chadwick, Nov. 10, 2022, in Boston. William Chadwick is the first of six FRCs to be homeported in Boston.

Nov. 10, 2022

Coast Guard R&D benefits from veterans within its ranks

The Coast Guard Office of Research, Development, Test & Evaluation (RDT&E) and Innovation and the Research and Development Center (RDC) in New London, Connecticut, have many veterans within their ranks. Whether a veteran of the Coast Guard or other military branch, these employees bring diverse skills and experience that help the Coast Guard complete its demanding and expanding mission set.

Nov. 2, 2022

Virtual industry day to focus on National Architect and Engineering Services IDIQ

The Coast Guard Shore Infrastructure Logistics Center with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is hosting a virtual industry day focused on the National Architect and Engineering Services (A/E Services III) indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract from 1-2 p.m. EDT Nov. 10, 2022.

Oct. 25, 2022

Coast Guard issues request for demonstrations of command center display systems

As part of continuing market research for a command center display system replacement, the Coast Guard is requesting interested industry parties to provide a virtual demonstration highlighting their video wall display systems at no cost to the government. The purpose of these demonstrations is to supplement the government’s market research.

Oct. 18, 2022

Steel cutting for fourth offshore patrol cutter begins

The Coast Guard and Eastern Shipbuilding Group commenced cutting steel for the fourth offshore patrol cutter (OPC) Oct. 18 in Panama City, Florida.

Oct. 11, 2022

Coast Guard awards contract for radar systems for new C-130Js

The Coast Guard awarded a contract to L3Harris Technologies Inc. Sept. 28, 2022, for up to five AN/APY-11 multimode radars that will be installed on new C-130J Super Hercules long range surveillance aircraft during the Minotaur missionization process. 

Oct. 7, 2022

Coast Guard RDT&E works to provide high latitude underway connectivity

The Coast Guard Research, Development, Test & Evaluation (RDT&E) and Innovation Program is evaluating if new satellite constellations in low-earth orbit can provide network connectivity to cutters operating at high latitudes, where connectivity using geostationary satellites is currently lacking.

Oct. 6, 2022

Coast Guard completes service life extension work on fifth 47-foot motor lifeboat

The Coast Guard completed service life extension program (SLEP) activities on the fifth 47-foot motor lifeboat (MLB) Sept. 16. The MLB will be placed back in service at Coast Guard Station Coos Bay, Oregon.

Oct. 5, 2022

Coast Guard awards river buoy, inland construction tender detail design and construction contract

The Coast Guard Waterways Commerce Cutter (WCC) Program today awarded Birdon America, Inc. of Denver, an indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity firm fixed price contract with economic price adjustments for the detail design and construction of its river buoy and inland construction tenders.