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Archive: 2017

Sept. 1, 2017

Fourth 225-foot seagoing buoy tender arrives for midlife maintenance availability

Coast Guard Cutter Maple arrived at the Coast Guard Yard in Curtis Bay, Maryland, Aug. 29, 2017, to begin its midlife maintenance availability (MMA) as part of the In-Service Vessel Sustainment Program.

Aug. 31, 2017

Coast Guard awards HC-144 missionization equipment contract

The Coast Guard awarded a contract to TFab Defense Systems LLC of Madison, Alabama, Aug. 30 for Minotaur mission system workstation units (PODs) and integration equipment for use on its HC-144B Ocean Sentry medium range surveillance aircraft.

Aug. 30, 2017

Coast Guard releases request for information for long-range and ultra-long endurance unmanned aircraft systems

The Coast Guard Research and Development Center released a request for information (RFI) today to learn more about land-based long-range and ultra-long endurance unmanned aircraft systems (LR/U-LE UAS) and related equipment available from government, industry and academia.

Aug. 25, 2017

Cutter Boats Crucial To Rescues, Navigation In Debris-strewn Waters

An over-the-horizon-IV cutter boat from Coast Guard Cutter Valiant transports people and their belongings from St. Thomas to the cutter during Hurricane Irma relief efforts in the U.S. Virgin Islands Sept. 12, 2017. Valiant crewmembers transported more than 95 adults, children and pets that day. U.S. Coast Guard photo.As Coast Guard cutters from

Aug. 14, 2017

First Coast Guard Minotaur aircraft conducts search and rescue

The first Coast Guard aircraft outfitted with the Minotaur mission system suite – CGNR 2003, an HC-130J long range surveillance aircraft based at Air Station Elizabeth City, North Carolina – conducted its first operational search and rescue mission Aug. 7.

Aug. 10, 2017

Coast Guard facilitates 2017 C-27J Spartan User Group conference

The Coast Guard facilitated the fourth annual Spartan User Group (SUG) conference, held this year at the National Archives in Washington, D.C., July 31 to Aug. 3, 2017.

Aug. 9, 2017

Coast Guard completes Western Rivers NAIS

The Coast Guard completed installation of the Nationwide Automatic Identification System (NAIS) in the Western Rivers region on July 5 with the acceptance of five final tower facilities in Kentucky, West Virginia, Missouri, Arkansas and Pennsylvania.

Aug. 8, 2017

Coast Guard Develops 3-D Printing Expertise

The Coast Guard Research and Development Center (RDC) is rapidly expanding its knowledge of additive manufacturing techniques, also called 3-D printing.

Aug. 7, 2017

Renovation completed on second 225-foot seagoing buoy tender

Coast Guard Cutter Willow departed the Coast Guard Yard in Curtis Bay, Maryland, Aug. 3, following completion of a midlife maintenance availability (MMA) through the In-Service Vessel Sustainment (ISVS) Program.

Aug. 4, 2017

The offshore patrol cutter (OPC) is the Coast Guard’s highest investment priority and will play a critical role in the service’s future.

The Coast Guard’s missions have evolved in response to changing national and international maritime security needs. The OPCs are designed to meet these missions and provide long-term offshore capability.