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Coast Guard releases request for information for polar landing craft

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The Coast Guard released a request for information (RFI) July 30, 2020, seeking industry review and input in advance of a planned procurement of polar landing craft (PLC) that will support polar security cutter operations. The RFI is available here.

The RFI includes a draft PLC statement of work and draft specification describing the technical requirements for a PLC design. Through the RFI, the Coast Guard is seeking information on potential parent craft designs available in the marketplace and how ice requirements would be incorporated into those designs; potential pricing; recommended build and delivery schedules; potential opportunities for cost reduction; and other topics. Responses to the RFI are due Sept. 15, 2020.

For more information: Polar Security Cutter program page