At the same time that new equipment is procured for new assets like the NSC, the C4ISR project is improving the capabilities of in-service cutters, which must continue to use and maintain existing command, control and communications systems. The project has installed commercial satellite communications, Automatic Identification System (AIS), and, aboard the 378-foot and 270-foot cutters, the Seawatch C2 system.
The Coast Guard’s Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) project’s products enable more effective and efficient joint-service mission execution by improving maritime domain awareness. This concept is used by the Coast Guard and the U.S. Navy in reference to the effective understanding of anything associated with the global maritime domain that could impact the security, safety, economy or environment of the United States.
For NSCs, networked communications, radio direction finding and other capabilities to integrate with Navy battle groups and the broader U.S. government intelligence community
For NSCs, HC-144As and HC-130Js, an advanced C4ISR suite that includes a common baseline across assets and transitions to an open architecture system of Coast Guard-controlled components with government software data rights
The OPC’s C4ISR suite will be derived from the baseline used for NSC and other new platforms
For in-service cutters, installation of commercial satellite communications and AIS
For 378-foot and 270-foot cutters, Seawatch C2 system