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May 11, 2021

Fabrication of the Coast Guard’s 11th national security cutter (NSC), Friedman, begins

Fabrication of the Coast Guard’s 11th national security cutter, Friedman, officially began May 11 at Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula, Mississippi. This milestone marks the start of the production process and is traditionally held after 100 tons of steel for the ship have been cut during pre-fabrication. Contract delivery of Friedman is scheduled

May 6, 2021

DHS and Coast Guard invite industry ideas to guide transportable mass rescue lifesaving device

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) in collaboration with the Coast Guard Research and Development Center will hold a virtual industry day from 1-3 p.m. May 25 to support its Mass Rescue Operations (MRO) Lifesaving Device Broad Agency Announcement (BAA).

May 3, 2021

Coast Guard releases river buoy, inland construction tender request for proposal

The Coast Guard waterways commerce cutter (WCC) program released a request for proposal (RFP) on April 30 for the design and construction of its new river buoy and inland construction tenders. The RFP is available here. The river buoy and inland construction tender acquisition will be a small business set-aside in accordance with Federal

April 29, 2021

Coast Guard modifies contract to construct third offshore patrol cutter, acquire long lead-time material for fourth

The Coast Guard modified its contract with Eastern Shipbuilding Group (ESG) today to begin construction of the third offshore patrol cutter (OPC) and to acquire long lead-time material (LLTM) for the fourth OPC.

April 28, 2021

Coast Guard begins HVAC upgrade on second 140-foot ice-breaking tug

Coast Guard Cutter Thunder Bay arrived for In-Service Vessel Sustainment work at the Coast Guard Yard in Baltimore, Maryland, April 19, 2021. The 140-foot icebreaking tug will receive HVAC system upgrades that will increase heating capacity. Thunder Bay is the second of nine cutters to receive the upgraded systems. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty

April 22, 2021

Coast Guard accepts 44th fast response cutter

The Coast Guard accepted delivery of the 44th fast response cutter (FRC), Glen Harris, in Key West, Florida, today.

April 21, 2021

Coast Guard RDC, Naval Postgraduate School continue joint effort to research maritime solutions

The Tri-Service Maritime Strategy (TSMS), which was released in December 2020, underscored the need for joint cooperation in today’s security environment.

April 16, 2021

Coast Guard completes UAS installations on two national security cutters

The Coast Guard small unmanned aircraft system for the national security cutter (NSC) program in March completed system operation verification testing for the unmanned aircraft system (UAS) installations on Coast Guard cutters Hamilton and Midgett.

April 14, 2021

Coast Guard recognizes meritorious service by Research and Development Center

Rear Adm. Michael Johnston, assistant commandant for acquisition and chief acquisition officer for the Coast Guard, presented the service’s Meritorious Unit Commendation to the Research and Development Center April 9, 2021.

April 12, 2021

Coast Guard awards contract for up to 20 OTH-IV boats and equipment

The Coast Guard today awarded a contract to Safe Boats International L.L.C. of Bremerton, Washington, for up to 20 over the horizon-IV (OTH-IV) cutter boats with supporting equipment.