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Acquisition Update: U.S. Coast Guard Orders Four Response
Boats-Medium

April 11, 2014

Response Boats-Medium
The RB-Ms are designed to meet Coast Guard mission requirements for search and rescue; ports, waterways and coastal security; drug interdiction and migrant interdiction. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

The U.S. Coast Guard placed a delivery order with Marinette Marine Corp. (MMC) April 3, 2014, to produce four Response Boats-Medium (RB-M). The order is valued at approximately $9.5 million.
 
This delivery order brings the total number of RB-Ms under contract to 174. To date, 152 RB-Ms have been delivered to the Coast Guard. Boats are currently under production at facilities in Green Bay, Wis., and Kent, Wash.  

The RB-Ms are designed to meet Coast Guard mission requirements for search and rescue; ports, waterways and coastal security; drug interdiction and migrant interdiction. The RB-Ms are replacing the Coast Guard’s 41-foot utility boats and other large non-standard boats with a standardized platform offering enhanced capabilities to meet the Coast Guard’s operational requirements.

For more information on the RB-M, please visit: http://www.uscg.mil/acquisition/rbm/default.asp.

 

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