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United States Coast Guard Acquisition Directorate Logo on a gradiating blue background HC-27J 15th Fast Response Cutter Pilots look over  the official C-27J Spartan medium range surveillance aircraft flight manual in the cockpit of a C-27J. U.S. Coast Guard graphic. Alaska99th

Coast Guard To Hold Polar Icebreaker Industry Day March 18

The Coast Guard polar acquisition program will hold an industry day at Mitre Corporation in McLean, Virginia, March 18, followed by one-on-one meetings with industry at the General Services Administration building in Washington, D.C., beginning March 28. For more information and to register, click here. U.S. Coast Guard graphic.

Acquisition Update: Fifth Coast Guard C-27J Arrives At APO

The fifth C-27J Spartan medium range surveillance aircraft to complete the Coast Guard’s regeneration process was flown to the HC-27J Asset Project Office in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, Jan. 29. Regeneration of a sixth C-27J is underway. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

Acquisition Update: Coast Guard Commissions 15th Fast Response Cutter

The Coast Guard commissioned its 15th fast response cutter, Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Napier, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Jan. 29, 2016. The ship is the third FRC stationed in San Juan. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Mark Barney.

HC-27J APO Publishes Spartan Flight Manual

The Coast Guard’s HC-27J Asset Project Office published the official flight manual for the service’s new C-27J Spartan medium range surveillance aircraft. The procedures published in the manual and related checklists are a culmination of previously established C-27J procedures adapted to Coast Guard aviation missions and assure standardized training and operation. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

Coast Guard Completes Latest Phase Of Dolphin Helicopter Upgrades

The Coast Guard delivered its 99th and final upgraded MH-65D Dolphin short range recovery helicopter to Air Station Kodiak, Alaska, Dec. 16, 2015, bringing an end to the fourth phase of the conversion program. The prototype for the final phase is undergoing testing. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Kelly Parker.

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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 2/9/2016