Munro Returns to Alameda From Successful Drug Patrol

July 15, 2019 – Coast Guard Cutter Munro (WMSL 755) returned home to Alameda Monday following a three month counter-drug patrol in international waters off the coasts of Central and South America in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. This was Munro’s first counter-drug patrol since its commissioning in 2017, and resulted in drug seizures onboard five “panga” style vessels, one low-profile go-fast vessel, one fishing vessel, and one self-propelled semi-submersible vessel. The interdiction of the self-propelled semi-submersible on June 18th resulted in the removal of over 17000 pounds of cocaine, worth…

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U.S. Coast Guard announces homeport of newest National Security Cutter

June 26, 2019 – The U.S. Coast Guard today announced that Charleston, South Carolina will be the home of the Service’s newest National Security Cutter. “I am pleased to announce that Charleston, South Carolina will be the home of the Coast Guard’s 11th National Security Cutter,” said Admiral Karl L. Schultz, Commandant of the Coast Guard. Construction on the 11th National Security Cutter is scheduled to begin by Spring of 2020. Charleston is already home to two of the Coast Guard’s National Security Cutters, the JAMES and HAMILTON. In 2017,…

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Huntington Ingalls Industries Awarded $97 Million Advance Procurement Contract for an 11th National Security Cutter

October 1, 2018 – Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division received a $97 million fixed-price contract from the U.S. Coast Guard on Friday to purchase long-lead materials for an 11th National Security Cutter (NSC). “Every National Security Cutter built at Ingalls Shipbuilding is an immediate and important defender of America’s shores when it joins the fleet,” said Ingalls Shipbuilding President Brian Cuccias. “This long-lead material award is critical to the efficient production of these platforms and to the health of our 422 suppliers in 40 states. We look forward to…

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Lockheed Martin Agrees To Pay $4.4 Million To Resolve Claims It Provided Faulty Equipment To The Coast Guard

Defense contractor Lockheed Martin Corporation has agreed to a settlement valued at $4.4 million to resolve allegations that it violated the civil False Claims Act by providing defective communications systems for the United States Coast Guard’s National Security Cutters, announced Acting United States Attorney Alex G. Tse and Department of Homeland Security Office of the Inspector General Special Agent in Charge of the San Diego Field Office Amanda Thandi. Lockheed, headquartered in Maryland, provided communications systems for the Coast Guard’s National Security Cutters. The United States alleges that the Radio…

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Airbus Multi-Mode Radar AN/SPS-75 (TRS-3D) selected for U.S. Coast Guard’s ninth National Security Cutter

January 9, 2016 – Airbus Defense and Space, Inc., under contract with its affiliate Airbus DS Electronics and Border Security GmbH, will provide the TRS-3D Baseline D multi-mode radar (MMR) for the U.S. Coast Guard’s ninth National Security Cutter (NSC). The TRS-3D Baseline D, designated AN/SPS-75, utilizes gallium nitride (GaN) technology to deliver traditional TRS-3D robust performance while improving reliability and options for future development. Airbus TRS-3D radars have been aboard every NSC since the program’s inception. “The AN/SPS-75 is the right choice to meet Coast Guard requirements for a…

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