First of class LCAC 100 and 101 arrive at NSWC Panama City

September 3, 2020 – The Navy’s newest Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) hovercraft arrived at Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division (NSWC PCD) Sept. 2. The two craft, LCAC-100 and LCAC-101, were escorted by NSWC PCD’s research, development, test and evaluation craft (RDT&E) craft, LCAC-91. This significant milestone marks the first new LCAC to arrive in Panama City in…

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Bollinger Delivers 40th Fast Response Cutter

July 30, 2020 – Bollinger Shipyards LLC (“Bollinger”) has delivered the USCGC OLIVER HENRY to the U.S. Coast Guard in Key West, Florida. This is the 163rd vessel Bollinger has delivered to the U.S. Coast Guard over a 35-year period and the 40th Fast Response Cutter (“FRC”) delivered under the current program. The USCGC OLIVER HENRY is the second of…

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Keel Laid at Eastern Shipbuilding for USCGC Argus (WMSM-915)

May 4, 2020 – Eastern Shipbuilding Group reports that the keel laying ceremony for the US Coast Guard’s, first of class, Offshore Patrol Cutter (OPC) ARGUS (WMSM-915), was held on April 28, 2020 at Eastern’s Nelson Street facility. The ceremony was performed and recorded without audience to comply with CDC guidelines to combat the spread of COVID-19. A video of…

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Bollinger Delivers 38th Fast Response Cutter

April 3, 2020 – Bollinger Shipyards LLC yesterday delivered the USCGC HAROLD MILLER to the U.S. Coast Guard in Key West, Florida. This is the 161st vessel Bollinger has delivered to the U.S. Coast Guard over a 35 year period and the 38th Fast Response Cutter delivered on the current program. The USCGC HAROLD MILLER is the third of three…

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MCM USV testing continues despite Coronavirus limitations

April 2, 2020 – The Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division (NSWC PCD) Off-board Systems Development Branch are continuing to meet mission requirements during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The Mine Countermeasure Unmanned Surface Vehicle (MSM USV) project team is supporting contractor testing onboard NSWC PCD using the Coastal Test Range (CTR). This effort is sponsored by the Program Executive…

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