Coast Guard Responds To Concerns Over New Cutter

Bettina H. Chavanne at Aviation Week reports that:

The U.S. Coast Guard acquisition chiefs called a late-afternoon telecon today to quell rumors of problems with the service’s Deepwater flagship, the National Security Cutter (NSC).

Published accusations March 11 blamed the NSC’s schedule delays on problems with radios and command, control, communications, computer, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) equipment. Admiral Gary Blore, assistant commandant for acquisition, flatly denied the charges. “Any modest delays here recently have largely been machinery related or getting propulsion systems finished,” Blore told reporters. “[Delays were not due] to C4ISR components.”

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