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Archive: 2017

Dec. 21, 2017

Joint Maritime Test Facility Performs Crucial Research

The Joint Maritime Test Facility (JMTF) is jointly operated by the Coast Guard Research and Development Center and the Naval Research Laboratory, with the primary purpose of developing technology and strategies for responding to fires and oil spills at sea.

Dec. 14, 2017

Coast Guard Preparing To Launch Its First Satellites

Two small satellites, scheduled for launch in 2018, will provide the Coast Guard with the opportunity to test the effectiveness of satellite communications in supporting Arctic search and rescue missions.

Dec. 12, 2017

Coast Guard christens eighth national security cutter

The Coast Guard christened its eighth national security cutter (NSC), Midgett, at Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula, Mississippi, Dec. 9.

Dec. 11, 2017

Industry input sought on 47-foot motor lifeboat service life extension program

A request for information (RFI) was released by the Coast Guard on Nov. 21, 2017, for the 47-foot motor lifeboat (MLB) service life extension program (SLEP).

Dec. 8, 2017

Coast Guard commissions 25th fast response cutter

The Coast Guard commissioned the 25th fast response cutter (FRC), Jacob Poroo, in New Orleans today.

Nov. 29, 2017

Coast Guard accepts 11th C-130J

The Coast Guard accepted delivery of its 11th C-130J Super Hercules long range surveillance aircraft at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics’ Marietta, Georgia, facility Nov. 21.

Nov. 27, 2017

Coast Guard examines options for inland aids to navigation capability replacement

The Coast Guard has begun to examine options for replacing the capability provided by its inland cutter fleet, which supports the Coast Guard’s aids to navigation (ATON) mission in federal inland waterways.

Nov. 27, 2017

Eighth national security cutter launched

Midgett, the eighth national security cutter (NSC), was launched in Pascagoula, Mississippi, on Nov. 22, 2017, by Ingalls Shipbuilding.

Nov. 20, 2017

Renovations complete on fifth 140-foot icebreaking tug

Coast Guard Cutter Sturgeon Bay, shown above, departed the Coast Guard Yard in Curtis Bay, Maryland, Nov. 17, 2017, following completion of service life extension work as part of the In-Service Vessel Sustainment (ISVS) Program.

Nov. 16, 2017

RDC working with partners in Alaska to make Arctic navigation safer

The Coast Guard Research and Development Center (RDC) is partnering with the Marine Exchange of Alaska to establish a communications system that will make Arctic navigation safer and will help protect the environment in the region.