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Archive: 2020

Dec. 22, 2020

Coast Guard accepts 42nd fast response cutter

The Coast Guard accepted delivery of the 42nd fast response cutter (FRC), Robert Goldman, in Key West, Florida, Dec. 21.

Dec. 21, 2020

Coast Guard delivers ninth Minotaur-missionized HC-144 to fleet

The Coast Guard accepted delivery of its ninth HC-144B Ocean Sentry medium range surveillance aircraft outfitted with both the Ocean Sentry Refresh (OSR) modifications and the Minotaur mission system Dec. 16, 2020.

Dec. 18, 2020

RDC utilizing Polar Star deployment for research on challenges of Arctic winter

The Coast Guard Research and Development Center (RDC) is part of a unique future-focused Arctic deployment of the nation’s only active heavy icebreaker, Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star.

Dec. 18, 2020

Coast Guard awards polar security cutter communication management system contract

The Coast Guard on Dec. 17 awarded a firm-fixed price contract to L3 Technologies Inc. in Camden, New Jersey, for the design, testing and production of the communication management system (CMS) for the Coast Guard’s polar security cutters (PSCs).

Dec. 7, 2020

RDC concludes Low Cost Maritime Domain Awareness Pilot Study

The Coast Guard Research and Development Center (RDC) Nov. 5 concluded a month-long evaluation of unmanned surface vehicles (USVs) to determine their ability to provide persistent maritime domain awareness (MDA) in remote areas of the ocean.

Nov. 25, 2020

Coast Guard accepts 15th C-130J aircraft

The Coast Guard accepted its 15th C-130J Super Hercules long range surveillance aircraft, CGNR 2015, Nov. 18 from Lockheed Martin Aeronautics in Marietta, Georgia.

Nov. 24, 2020

Coast Guard RDT&E partners with Defense Innovation Unit

The Coast Guard Research, Development, Test & Evaluation (RDT&E) and Innovation Program is increasing the Service's access to innovative technologies through a partnership with the Defense Innovation Unit (DIU).

Nov. 23, 2020

Seagoing buoy tender completes major maintenance availability

Coast Guard Cutter Juniper departed the Coast Guard Yard in Curtis Bay, Maryland, Nov. 14 after the completion of its major maintenance availability (MMA).

Nov. 18, 2020

Coast Guard cutter and RDC join forces to complete annual Arctic Technology Evaluation

Like almost everything in 2020, the Coast Guard Research and Development Center (RDC) had to make a few adjustments this year in planning for the annual Arctic Technology Evaluation.  When RDC researchers were restricted from traveling due to COVID-19 conditions, crewmembers onboard Coast Guard Cutter Campbell took on additional responsibilities this summer to evaluate five technologies.

Nov. 12, 2020

sUAS for NSC continues accelerated production schedule

The Coast Guard small unmanned aircraft system for the national security cutter (NSC) program recently completed the system operation verification test for the unmanned aircraft system (UAS) installation on Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf, the sixth NSC to be equipped with UAS capability.