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April 28, 2017

RDC Working With Partners In Alaska To Make Arctic Navigation Safer

Coast Guard Cutter Maple follows the Canadian coast guard icebreaker Terry Fox through the icy waters of Franklin Strait in Nunavut, Canada, Aug. 11, 2017. The Arctic presents unique challenges for navigation, including extreme conditions that make it difficult to deploy and maintain navigational aids. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd

April 28, 2017

Acquisition Update: RDT&E Evaluates Potential Research Projects

The Coast Guard Office of Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation (RDT&E) held an assessment of prospective portfolio (APP) March 29-30 at the Coast Guard Research and Development Center in New London, Connecticut, to consider potential research projects proposed by active duty and civilian personnel throughout the Coast Guard.

April 25, 2017

Acquisition update: HC-144 program reaches Ocean Sentry Refresh, Minotaur Mission System milestones

The Coast Guard’s HC-144 Ocean Sentry medium range surveillance (MRS) aircraft program reached two milestones last quarter.

April 20, 2017

Acquisition update: Coast Guard accepts 23rd fast response cutter

The Coast Guard accepted delivery of the 23rd fast response cutter (FRC), Benjamin Dailey, in Key West, Florida, today.

April 19, 2017

JMTF Tests Oil Burn Blanket

The Coast Guard Research and Development Center (RDC), the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, and Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) tested a copper blanket designed by WPI to burn spilled oil more efficiently from the water.

April 13, 2017

Acquisition update: Coast Guard commissions 21st fast response cutter

The Coast Guard commissioned the 21st fast response cutter (FRC), John McCormick, at its Ketchikan, Alaska, homeport April 12.

April 10, 2017

Acquisition update: Coast Guard awards C-27J spare parts contract

The Coast Guard awarded a contract worth approximately $19 million to Leonardo SpA of Rome for C-27J Spartan medium range surveillance aircraft spare parts today.

April 7, 2017

Coast Guard accepts 12th C-27J Spartan

The Coast Guard HC-27J Asset Project Office in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, accepted the service’s 12th C-27J Spartan medium range surveillance aircraft April 5, 2017.

April 6, 2017

RDT&E Encourages Future STEM Professionals

The Coast Guard Office of Research, Development, Test and Evaluation (RDT&E) participated in the Sea Air Space STEM Exposition at the Gaylord Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland, April 2.

April 4, 2017

Acquisition update: Stratton completes first deployment with small UAS

Coast Guard Cutter Stratton returned to its Alameda, California, homeport April 2, completing the first long-term deployment of a national security cutter (NSC) with a small unmanned aircraft system (sUAS) on board as an operational asset.