The Coast Guard awarded a firm fixed-price contract to incorporate the next-generation Minotaur Mission System Suite on two baseline configuration C-130J long range surveillance aircraft to L-3 Platform Integration Division in Waco, Texas, Sept. 21. Total value of the five-year contract, including all options, is approximately $93 million.
The Coast Guard began work to extend the service life of the 140-foot icebreaking tug Bristol Bay Sept. 1 and started phase 2 of the service life extension work for Coast Guard Cutter Eagle Sept. 2 at the Coast Guard Yard in Curtis Bay, Maryland. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Dottie Mitchell.
The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley installed leaky coax cable this summer to improve hand-held internal radio coverage through the ship. The upgrade includes headsets that give Coast Guard damage control teams hands-free communication during emergencies. U.S. Coast Guard photos.
The sixth national security cutter, Munro, was launched at Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula, Mississippi, Sept. 12. U.S. Coast Guard photo.
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Photo Journal: RDC Arctic Technology Evaluation 2015
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.