canada africa partner reservation The US Coast Guard orders two additional rapid response cutters

The US Coast Guard orders two additional rapid response cutters

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The US Coast Guard rapid response cutter Douglas Denman shortly after delivery
The US Coast Guard rapid response cutter Douglas Denman shortly after delivery (Photo: Bollinger Shipyards)

The U.S. Coast Guard has exercised a contract option to award Bollinger Shipyards of Louisiana the construction of two additional Sentinel-class fast response cutters (FRCs).

This recent contract award brings the total number of FRCs awarded to Bollinger since the program’s inception to 67 ships. To date, the U.S. Coast Guard has placed 55 FRCs into operational service.

Both FRCs will be built at Bollinger’s facilities in Lockport, Louisiana.

Like their earlier sisters, the FRCs will each have a length of 154 feet (46.9 meters), a flank speed of 28 knots, a state-of-the-art C4ISR suite and a stern launch and recovery ramp for a 26-foot (7.92 meter) . -meter), interceptor cutter boat over the horizon. The armament will consist of a 25mm autocannon and four 12.7mm machine guns.

The Sentinel-class cutters are designed for multiple missions, including drug and migrant interdiction, ports, waterways and coastal security, fisheries patrol and search and rescue (SAR).


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