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Archive: 2018

Dec. 21, 2018

Coast Guard awards production for 10th and 11th national security cutters

Coast Guard Cutter James, the fifth national security cutter (NSC), interdicts a low profile vessel in the Eastern Pacific Ocean Oct. 22, 2018; interdictions like this one contributed to the approximately 18.5 tons of cocaine the cutter offloaded in Port Everglades, Florida, Nov. 15. The Coast Guard is advancing the NSC acquisition and recently

Dec. 20, 2018

Renovation completed on seventh 140-foot icebreaking tug

Coast Guard Cutter Thunder Bay departed from the Coast Guard Yard in Curtis Bay, Maryland, Dec. 11, 2018, following completion of its service life extension project as part of the In-Service Vessel Sustainment (ISVS) Program.

Dec. 20, 2018

Coast Guard conducts critical design review for C-27J missionization

The Coast Guard conducted a critical design review (CDR) of Minotaur missionization of its C-27J Spartan medium range surveillance aircraft Oct. 22-25.

Dec. 19, 2018

U.S. Coast Guard Installs Ground Station at Academy for Polar Scout Project

The Coast Guard successfully launched two Cube Satellites (CubeSats) into space Dec. 3, 2018, as part of its Polar Scout Project. On Dec. 14, the Research and Development Center (RDC) completed another critical step of the project – installing a ground station at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy.

Dec. 17, 2018

Coast Guard presents information to industry at International WorkBoat Show

The Coast Guard engaged industry at the 2018 International WorkBoat Show Nov. 29 to provide an early look at the upcoming Over the Horizon V (OTH-V) cutter boat acquisition.

Dec. 10, 2018

Coast Guard accepts delivery of Minotaur missionized HC-130J

The Coast Guard accepted delivery of an HC-130J Super Hercules long range surveillance aircraft retrofitted with the new Minotaur mission system suite Nov. 16 in Elizabeth City, North Carolina.

Dec. 7, 2018

Coast Guard seeks information to support over the horizon cutter boats

The Coast Guard released a request for information (RFI) Dec. 7 to gather information in preparation for the Over the Horizon V cutter boat acquisition.

Dec. 4, 2018

Coast Guard Acquisition Directorate Leaders Recognized as Federal Small Business Champion of the Year

The Coast Guard’s elevated efforts to do business with small companies are not going unnoticed. Leaders from the Acquisition Directorate have been recognized by the Government Technology and Services Coalition’s (GTSC) media outlet, Homeland Security Today, as part of their 2018 #HomelandHeroes awards.

Dec. 3, 2018

Coast Guard completes first programmed depot maintenance for C-27J

Senior leadership from the Coast Guard’s C-27J program team and Leonardo Aircraft Division gathered in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, Oct. 25, 2018, to celebrate completion of the first C-27J programmed depot maintenance (PDM).

Dec. 3, 2018

Coast Guard, DHS S&T Venture into Space with Polar Scout Launch

Coast Guard Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation (RDT&E) Program, in partnership with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T), today launched two 6U CubeSats from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California.