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May 26, 2017

Acquisition update: Coast Guard accepts Rescue 21 in Upper Mississippi River

The Coast Guard conditionally accepted and began operating the Rescue 21 system in the Sector Upper Mississippi River Area of Responsibility May 2. This sector covers portions of the Mississippi, Illinois, Missouri and St. Croix rivers and extends across seven states: Wisconsin, Illinois, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska and Kansas.

May 26, 2017

Acquisition update: Coast Guard transfers former high endurance cutter to Vietnam

The U.S. Coast Guard transferred the decommissioned Hamilton-class 378-foot high endurance cutter WHEC 722 to the Vietnamese coast guard at a ceremony in Honolulu May 25, marking the eighth such transfer through the Office of International Acquisition’s Excess Defense Articles program.

May 25, 2017

Acquisition Update: HC-144 Program Reaches Ocean Sentry Refresh, Minotaur Mission System Milestones

Test flights on the HC-144B Minotaur prototype aircraft began in March. U.S. Coast Guard photo.The Coast Guard’s HC-144 Ocean Sentry medium range surveillance (MRS) aircraft program reached two milestones last quarter. First, the HC-144 program received design approval and commenced Ocean Sentry Refresh (OSR) modifications at the Aviation Logistics

May 25, 2017

Acquisition update: second HC-130J enters minotaur production

The second HC-130J Super Hercules long range surveillance aircraft to undergo a mission system retrofit arrived at the L3 Technologies Inc. Integrated Systems Platform Integration Division in Waco, Texas, May 11, 2017.

May 16, 2017

Coast Guard Cutter Katmai Bay arrives at Yard

Coast Guard Cutter Katmai Bay arrived at the Coast Guard Yard in Curtis Bay, Maryland, May 16, 2017, to start its service life extension project as part of the In-Service Vessel Sustainment (ISVS) Program.

May 16, 2017

Acquisition update: HC-144 program procures new sensors

The Coast Guard on April 25 awarded an order, worth approximately $6 million, on a General Services Administration contract to FLIR Systems Inc. of Wilsonville, Oregon, to procure eight Star Safire 380HD electro-optical infrared (EO/IR) sensors for its HC-144 Ocean Sentry medium range surveillance aircraft.

May 12, 2017

2016 Capt. Niels P. Thomsen Innovation Awards

Each year, the Innovation Program recognizes ideas that have had a significant impact on Coast Guard operations. Awards are given in five categories: science and technology; operations or readiness; administration, training or support; management; and cultural change.

May 3, 2017

Coast Guard awards C-27J support contract

The Coast Guard on April 28, 2017, awarded a contract to support its C-27J Spartan medium range surveillance aircraft to Leonardo SpA of Rome.

May 3, 2017

Acquisition update: Coast Guard establishes OPC Project Resident Office

The Coast Guard celebrated the opening of the offshore patrol cutter (OPC) project resident office (PRO) at Eastern Shipbuilding Group in Panama City, Florida, today.

April 28, 2017

Coast Guard Cutter Eagle completes phase 3 of renovation

Coast Guard Cutter Eagle, the service’s sail training ship, departed from the Coast Guard Yard in Curtis Bay, Maryland, April 26, after completing phase 3 of service life extension work as part of the In-Service Vessel Sustainment (ISVS) Program.