Saturday, May 25, 2019

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Coast Guard MSRT Sees Expanding, Evolving Role

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — The U.S. Coast Guard’s maritime security response teams (MSRT) continue to evolve, as the service looks to make them more effective and expand their capabilities. The mission of the teams — one is based in San…

Coast Guard Working Toward Recapitalizing WCC Fleet

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. – The Coast Guard plans to release its fifth request for information (RFI) to industry in the coming months, as they continue to gather information on how best to recapitalize their dated waterways commerce cutter (WCC) fleet….

Coast Guard Outlines Process for Filling Mission Gaps

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — The Coast Guard has a four-step process for setting and making requirements on missions to prevent and mitigate mission gaps. “We look at a problem and find the best way to solve it,” Capt. Michael MacMillan,…

Rescue Swimmer Program Starts After Tragedy at Sea

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — The Coast Guard rescue swimmer program was born after a deadly ship sinking in 1983 off the coast of Virginia that claimed the lives of 31 people. During a stormy February night, the 605-foot SS Marine…

Unmanned Systems Cited as Key by Future of Aviation Panelists

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. – Future naval aviation will benefit from the fifth-generation F-35s, manned-unmanned teaming and the possibility of greatly enhanced rotary wing aircraft being developed under the Future Vertical Lift (FVL) program, a panel of Navy, Marine Corps and…