Surface Acquisitions Logistics Center

Coast Guard Engineers

Delivering Integrated Logistics Systems

Building the logistics systems that keep the Coast Guard’s surface fleet mission-ready starts at the Surface Acquisitions Logistics Center (SALC), which is collocated with the Surface Forces Logistics Center (SFLC) in Baltimore, Maryland. The SALC is the Coast Guard’s center of expertise for developing integrated logistics support needed to transition new cutters and boats into operational service. The SALC coordinates its efforts across Coast Guard technical authorities, stakeholders, and industry partners with the objective of making the Service’s newest assets supportable on day one, resulting in enhanced operational readiness and mission execution.

As cutters and boats transition from acquisition to sustainment, the SALC continues to refine and mature the product support package needed by the responsible Product Line. This is vitally important work, given the complexity of the newest assets delivered to the Coast Guard fleet and the need to capture changes across multi-year shipbuilding programs.

SALC bridges the gap


Programs supported by the SALC:

  • Fast Response Cutter
  • National Security Cutter
  • Offshore Patrol Cutter
  • Polar Security Cutter
  • Great Lakes Icebreaker
  • Waterways Commerce Cutter
  • Boats Programs
  • Major Acquisition System Infrastructure

Critical logistics support elements developed by the SALC include:

  • Maintenance Procedures
  • Spare Parts
  • Technical Publications & Drawings
  • Special Tools
  • Training & Manpower
  • Supporting Infrastructure
  • Sustaining Engineering
  • Support Equipment & Special Tools
  • Product Support Management