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June 28, 2017

Acquisition update: Coast Guard accepts 24th fast response cutter

The Coast Guard accepted delivery of the 24th fast response cutter (FRC), Oliver Berry, in Key West, Florida, June 27.

June 26, 2017

Acquisition update: Coast Guard awards C-27J deicing, auxiliary power unit contracts

The Coast Guard awarded two indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contracts in June for spare and repairable parts to support its C-27J Spartan medium range surveillance aircraft.

June 21, 2017

Acquisition update: HC-130J Minotaur prototype delivered to fleet

The Coast Guard’s program to integrate the Minotaur Mission System Suite across the long range surveillance aircraft fleet reached a major milestone with the return of the HC-130J Super Hercules Minotaur prototype to the operational fleet June 6.

June 20, 2017

Acquisition update: Coast Guard completes C-27J deliveries to Air Station Sacramento

Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento, California, is operating with its full complement of aircraft following delivery of the sixth C-27J Spartan medium range surveillance aircraft May 1.

June 19, 2017

RDC Studies Diesel Outboard Engines

The Coast Guard Research and Development Center (RDC) is studying the possibility of outfitting the service’s boats with diesel outboard engines in hopes of significantly reducing the logistics infrastructure necessary to maintain the fleet.

June 16, 2017

Acquisition update: Coast Guard exercises contract option for FRCs 39-44

The Coast Guard awarded a $289 million contract option to Bollinger Shipyards of Lockport, Louisiana, June 9 for the production of six more fast response cutters (FRCs).

June 15, 2017

Acquisition update: Coast Guard commissions 22nd fast response cutter

The Coast Guard commissioned the 22nd fast response cutter (FRC), Bailey Barco, in Juneau, Alaska, June 14.

June 8, 2017

Acquisition update: Coast Guard completes Western Rivers Rescue 21 system

The Coast Guard conditionally accepted the Rescue 21 system in Sector Lower Mississippi River May 23 and in Sector Ohio Valley May 31. The service began operating the completed Western Rivers system in June

June 7, 2017

Acquisition update: Coast Guard awards C-27J spares contract

The Coast Guard on June 6 awarded an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract to Leonardo SpA of Rome and exercised the base-year option for $19.1 million of spare parts to support its C-27J Spartan medium range surveillance aircraft.

June 5, 2017

Acquisition update: Coast Guard orders 15 response boats

Coast Guard Station Philadelphia crewmembers conduct underway training on a 29-foot response boat-small II March 7, 2016, on the Delaware River near Philadelphia. U.S.