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Archive: 2017

March 3, 2017

Acquisition update: Coast Guard accepts 10th C-130J

The Coast Guard accepted delivery of its 10th C-130J Super Hercules long range surveillance aircraft at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics’ Greenville, South Carolina, facility Feb. 24.

Feb. 23, 2017

Renovation begins on third 225-foot seagoing buoy tender

Coast Guard Cutter Kukui arrived at the Coast Guard Yard in Curtis Bay, Maryland, Feb. 21, 2017, to begin its midlife maintenance availability (MMA) as part of the In-Service Vessel Sustainment (ISVS) Program.

Feb. 22, 2017

Acquisition update: U.S. Coast Guard awards multiple contracts for heavy polar icebreaker industry studies

The U.S. Coast Guard today awarded five firm fixed price contracts for heavy polar icebreaker design studies and analysis.

Feb. 15, 2017

Coast Guard accepts 11th C-27J Spartan

The Coast Guard HC-27J Asset Project Office in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, received the service’s 11th regenerated C-27J Spartan medium range surveillance aircraft Feb. 8, 2017.

Feb. 10, 2017

Acquisition update: Coast Guard members complete small unmanned aircraft system training

As part of the Coast Guard’s ongoing efforts to stay informed on the state of the small unmanned aircraft system (sUAS) market, a member of the Acquisition Directorate’s UAS program (CG-9313) completed sUAS operational training in January 2017.

Feb. 9, 2017

Acquisition update: U.S., Canada governments partner on model and test activities to support heavy polar icebreaker acquisition efforts

The U.S. and Canadian governments on Feb. 7 established a partnership that will enable the U.S. Coast Guard heavy polar icebreaker acquisition program to test and validate potential heavy polar icebreaker design models at Canada’s National Research Council (NRC) in St John’s, Newfoundland.

Feb. 8, 2017

Acquisition update: Coast Guard accepts 22nd fast response cutter

The Coast Guard accepted delivery of the 22nd fast response cutter (FRC), Bailey Barco, in Key West, Florida, Feb. 7.

Feb. 6, 2017

Coast Guard awards automatic flight control system component contract

The Coast Guard awarded a $3.7 million contract to Rockwell Collins Inc. for production of 140 automatic flight control system (AFCS) control panels for its MH-65E short range recovery helicopters Dec. 20, 2016.

Jan. 30, 2017

Acquisition update: Second MH-65E transfers to training center for curriculum development

The Coast Guard transferred its second MH-65E Dolphin short range recovery helicopter to Aviation Training Center (ATC) Mobile, Alabama, Jan. 25 for use in developing a training curriculum for the new models.

Jan. 30, 2017

Acquisition update: keel authenticated for eighth national security cutter

The cutter’s sponsor, Jazania O’Neal, writes her initials onto a steel plate that will be affixed to Midgett, the service’s eighth national security cutter. The ship was named in honor of the Midgett family members who have served in the Coast Guard. Photo courtesy of Huntington Ingalls Industries.The Coast Guard and Ingalls Shipbuilding