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Explore the aircraft, cutters and boats used by the Coast Guard to conduct various missions throughout the world.
The famous-class cutters is responsible for a variety of Coast Guard missions including: search and rescue, enforcement of laws and treaties, maritime defense and protection of the environment. The versatility of the cutter makes it a cost effective platform in carrying out national objectives. They have long been equipped with a Command, Display, and Control (COMDAC) computerized ship control system that was significantly updated in the 1990s and makes these ships effective with smaller crews.