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Acquisition Update: Ninth C-130J Joins Coast Guard’s Super Hercules Fleet

The Coast Guard took delivery of its ninth C-130J Super Hercules long range surveillance aircraft at Air Station Elizabeth City, North Carolina, Sept. 2. The HC-130J aircraft offers increased capabilities and reduced operating and maintenance costs compared to the current fleet of HC-130Hs. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

Acquisition Update: Coast Guard Pilots Train To Operate C-27J Aircraft

The Coast Guard HC-27J Asset Project Office Standardization Branch has launched a three-month pilot transition course to train aviators to fly the C-27J medium range surveillance aircraft on Coast Guard missions. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Matthew Hunt.

Acquisition Update: National Security Cutter Offloads $1B In Seized Narcotics

Coast Guard Cutter Stratton, one of the service’s new national security cutters, offloaded more than 66,100 pounds of cocaine with a street value of more than $1.01 billion – one of the largest cocaine offloads in U.S. history – at Naval Base San Diego Aug. 10. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Joel Guzman.

Acquisition Update: Coast Guard Begins Final Stage Of Rescue 21 Installations With Contract Awards

The Coast Guarded awarded an $8.9 million contract option to begin full rate production of Rescue 21 communications installations at 47 tower facilities along the Mississippi River and its tributaries and a $9.6 million contract for upgrades to 30 tower facilities in Alaska. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

Acquisition Update: Coast Guard Commissions Fifth National Security Cutter

The Coast Guard commissioned the fifth national security cutter, James, in Boston Aug. 8, 2015. The cutter will be stationed in Charleston, South Carolina, alongside the fourth NSC, Hamilton. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley.

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Photo Journal: RDC Arctic Technology Evaluation 2015


Artic Icebreaker (Photo courtesy of Coast Guard R&D Center)

The Coast Guard’s Research and Development Center is leading a team of 50 scientists and staff from 19 organizations on its annual Arctic Technology Evaluation July 3-26, 2015, aboard Coast Guard Cutter Healy. The 420-foot polar icebreaker passed through the Bering Strait July 9, and participants are conducting multiple activities daily. Here is a sampling of what the RDC and its partners are accomplishing.

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Last Modified 9/3/2015