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USCG issues RFP for new cutter boats

26th January 2018 - 12:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


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The US Coast Guard (USCG) has released a request for proposal (RFP) for the design, construction and support of a new fleet of cutter boats-large (CB-L).

The USCG plans to award one firm fixed-price IDIQ contract that includes a minimum initial delivery order of two CB-Ls and associated outfit, parts and logistics information.

The contract, worth $20 million, allows for the acquisition of up to 46 boats over five years, including potential foreign military sales.

The CB-Ls will replace the current fleet of 36 cutter boats that operate aboard the 210ft medium endurance cutters, 225ft seagoing buoy tenders and USCG cutters Mackinaw and Alex Haley.

Cmdr David Obermeier, deputy program manager for boats acquisition, said: ‘The existing boats on these four classes of cutters are no longer sustainable, since the manufacturer went out of business. The new CB-L will meet this operational need.’

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