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Explore the aircraft, cutters and boats used by the Coast Guard to conduct various missions throughout the world.
The 87-foot Marine Protector class offers numerous improvements over the former 82-foot Point-class vessels, including improved seakeeping abilities, enhanced habitability and compliance with current and projected environmental protection laws. The Marine Protector class also employs an innovative stern launch and recovery system using aluminum-hulled cutter boats propelled by inboard diesel-powered waterjets. The vastly larger pilothouse is equipped with an integrated bridge system, including an ECDIS (electronic chart display system), which interfaces with surface search radars used by U.S. warships.