Coast Guard Moves to Fill FRC gap

November 20, 2006 – The Coast Guard is scrambling to get a new Fast Response Cutter into service as soon as practicable.

Integrated Coast Guard Systems (ICGS), a joint venture headed by Northrop Grumman and Lockheed Martin to administer the Deepwater recapitalization program, is managing the process to decide on a design for what is now called the Fast Response Cutter-B (FRC-B).

FRC-A, of course, is the Northrop Grumman composite hull design vessel that has hit problems that led to its critical design review being deferred earlier this year.

The Coast Guard says a business-case analysis will be completed for the FRC-A early next year “to determine the road ahead for its design.”

Full story at MarineLog.

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