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Archive: 2017

Nov. 16, 2017

Seventh 140-foot icebreaking tug arrives for renovation work

Coast Guard Cutter Thunder Bay arrived at the Coast Guard Yard in Curtis Bay, Maryland, Nov. 7, 2017, to begin service life extension work as part of the In-Service Vessel Sustainment (ISVS) Program.

Nov. 9, 2017

Coast Guard accepts 26th fast response cutter

The Coast Guard accepted delivery of the 26th fast response cutter, Joseph Gerczak, in Key West, Florida, today. It will be the second FRC stationed in Honolulu.

Nov. 7, 2017

Coast Guard accepts first HC-130J retrofitted with Minotaur under missionization contract

CGNR 2008 – the first HC-130J Super Hercules long range surveillance aircraft retrofitted with the Minotaur Mission System at the L3 Technologies Inc. Integrated Systems Platform Integration Division in Waco, Texas – departs for Air Station Elizabeth City, North Carolina, Nov. 6, 2017.

Nov. 1, 2017

Coast Guard commissions 24th fast response cutter

The Coast Guard commissioned the 24th fast response cutter (FRC), Oliver Berry, at its homeport in Honolulu Oct. 31.

Oct. 31, 2017

Coast Guard completes Rescue 21 System

The Coast Guard accepted the final tower in the Rescue 21 system Oct. 10, completing a more than 20-year design and installation process that improved search and rescue communications infrastructure throughout the U.S. and its territories.

Oct. 24, 2017

Innovation Council Hosts Technology Demonstration

Council at Coast Guard headquarters in Washington, D.C., Oct. 19, 2017. The Innovation Council aims to hold at least one technology demonstration per quarter. U.S. Coast Guard photo.The Coast Guard Innovation Council hosted a technology brief Oct. 19 – the latest in its efforts to keep the service’s decision-makers informed about emerging

Oct. 23, 2017

Small UAS for NSC acquisition proceeds to next phase

The Coast Guard’s Small Unmanned Aircraft System (sUAS) for National Security Cutter (NSC) Program reached a milestone Oct. 20 when it received approval to move on to the next phase, which will include acquisition and initial operational testing of sUAS capability on board an NSC.

Oct. 20, 2017

HC-27J Asset Project Office receives final C-27J Spartan

The HC-27J Asset Project Office (APO) in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, took custody of the Coast Guard’s 14th and final C-27J, CGNR 2705, Spartan medium range surveillance aircraft Oct. 19.

Oct. 19, 2017

U.S. Navy releases draft request for proposal for Coast Guard icebreaker design, construction

The U.S. Navy, in collaboration with the Coast Guard under an integrated program office, released a draft request for proposal (RFP) today for detail design and construction of a heavy polar icebreaker.

Oct. 17, 2017

Coast Guard delivers FEMA food, water to Arecibo Observatory

Lt. Brian Acuna, a pilot at Air Station Borinquen in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, is greeted by a member of the Arecibo Observatory staff in Arecibo, Puerto Rico, Oct. 16, 2017.