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An RTA-4114 multiscan weather radar Coast Guard Cutter Raymond Evans Commissioning National Security Cutters Two HC-130Js Wasp III Unmanned Surveillance System

Coast Guard Gets Early Look At New Weather Radar For Helicopters

IOWA CITY, Iowa – An RTA-4114 multiscan weather radar is examined by Coast Guard logistician John Helwig. The Rockwell Collins radar has enhanced ground and shoreline mapping and a maritime surface search mode and will be installed on the Coast Guard’s Dolphin helicopters, starting in 2017, as part of the MH-65E conversion. Coast Guard photo.

Acquisition Update: Coast Guard Commissions 10th Fast Response Cutter Into Service

The Coast Guard commissioned Coast Guard Cutter Raymond Evans, the 10th Sentinel-class Fast Response Cutter and the fourth of six FRCs to be homeported in Key West, Florida, Sept. 6, 2014. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Mark Barney.

Acquisition Update: Coast Guard Awards Contract To Upgrade Electronics Equipment on National Security Cutters

The Coast Guard awarded a $31 million contract to Lockheed Martin Aug. 21, 2014, to purchase equipment to upgrade the C4ISR electronics systems on three National Security Cutters and at the NSC C4ISR training facility. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

Assembly of Coast Guard Super Hercules Aircraft Progressing

Two HC-130Js being built for the Coast Guard completed body mating – the joining of the tail, wing and fuselage of the aircraft – at Lockheed Martin's Marietta, Georgia, site in mid-July. Three HC-130Js are under construction at the facility, with two deliveries scheduled for early 2015. The aircraft will be equipped for Coast Guard missions in Greenville, South Carolina. Lockheed Martin photo.

Coast Guard Continues Evaluation of UAS Capabilities

Tim Ledbetter, with the Coast Guard Research and Development Center, launches a Wasp III Unmanned Surveillance System from Coast Guard Cutter Richard Etheridge during a demonstration off the coast of Miami Aug. 5-15, 2014. This marks the first time UAS were used in conjunction with a Fast Response Cutter. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Luke Clayton.

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Acquisition Profile: Cristen Oehrig (CG-9323)


Cristen OehrigCristen Oehrig recently was named an assistant project manager for the In-Service Vessel Sustainment project (ISVS), four years after joining the Coast Guard’s acquisition workforce through an internship program for recent college graduates. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Luke Clayton. Learn more>>

 

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