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Sept. 18, 2017

C-27J Spartans assist hurricane relief efforts

The Coast Guard deployed C-27J Spartans – its newest medium range surveillance aircraft – to assist in relief following Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

Sept. 15, 2017

Coast Guard orders 14th C-130J long range surveillance aircraft

Using funds transferred from the Coast Guard, the Air Force awarded an option Sept. 14 worth approximately $63.5 million to Lockheed Martin Corp. for production of one C-130J Super Hercules long range surveillance aircraft, the 14th of the service’s planned acquisition of 22 C-130Js.

Sept. 15, 2017

National security cutter capabilities aid Hurricane Irma relief

The fourth national security cutter (NSC), Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton, has been showcasing its ability to serve as an open-ocean command and control center since it began conducting Hurricane Irma relief efforts on the east coast of Florida Sept. 12.

Sept. 14, 2017

Mobile AIS helps Port Aransas rebound after Harvey

Vessel traffic is moving through the waters of Port Aransas, Texas, again thanks to electronic aids to navigation (eATONs) broadcast by the Coast Guard.

Sept. 14, 2017

RDC Protective Helmet Standards Review Informs Requirements, Procurement

The Coast Guard Research and Development Center (RDC) completed a review of standards for personal protective helmets in February, and the recommendations from that review are informing the service’s ongoing purchase of new equipment.

Sept. 13, 2017

Innovation Program Seeks Feedback On Hurricane Relief Efforts

The Coast Guard Innovation Program is asking Coast Guard personnel for their lessons learned during Hurricane Harvey and Irma relief efforts to help improve future disaster response.

Sept. 12, 2017

Structural enhancement work to begin on second NSC, conclude on first

Coast Guard Cutter Waesche, the service’s second national security cutter (NSC), arrived at Vigor Marine LLC’s Seattle shipyard today to begin structural enhancement work.

Sept. 11, 2017

Coast Guard Cutter Eagle arrives for final renovation phase

Coast Guard Cutter Eagle arrived at the Coast Guard Yard in Curtis Bay, Maryland, Sept. 9, 2017, for its final phase of service life extension work.

Sept. 7, 2017

Coast Guard exercises long lead-time materials option for first offshore patrol cutter

The Coast Guard exercised a fixed-price option to the service’s existing contract with Eastern Shipbuilding Group Inc. of Panama City, Florida, today to procure long lead time materials for the first offshore patrol cutter (OPC).

Sept. 5, 2017

Coast Guard accepts 25th fast response cutter

The Coast Guard accepted delivery of the 25th fast response cutter (FRC), Jacob Poroo, in Key West, Florida, today.