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Acquisition Update: Coast Guard Conducts Trials At Oil Burn Test Facility

The Joint Maritime Test Facility in Mobile, Alabama, conducted three controlled burns in November to prepare its burn pan for tests that will evaluate in situ burn techniques and train teams to respond to open water oil spills. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

Acquisition Update: President Obama Announces New Ship Transfers to Philippines On Visit To Former Coast Guard Cutter

President Barack Obama announced the transfer of two ships to the Philippine navy while on a tour of the BRP Gregorio del Pilar – a former Coast Guard cutter transferred through the Excess Defense Articles program – in Manila Nov. 17. U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Dustin W. Sisco.

Acquisition Update: Coast Guard Christens Sixth National Security Cutter

The Coast Guard christened its sixth national security cutter, Munro, at Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula, Mississippi, Nov. 14. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley.

Acquisition Update: Coast Guard Tests Newest Version Of MH-65 Helicopter

The prototype MH-65E Dolphin – the latest configuration in the Coast Guard’s short range recovery helicopter conversion program – completed its first flight in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, Oct. 28. Upgrades in this segment include modernization of the avionics systems, installation of new sensors and improvements to the flight control system. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

Acquisition Update: 15th Fast Response Cutter Delivered To Coast Guard

The Coast Guard accepted delivery of the 15th fast response cutter, Joseph Napier, in Key West, Florida, Oct. 20. The cutter will be the third stationed in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and is scheduled for commissioning in early 2016. U.S. Coast Guard graphic.

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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 11/25/2015