HII delivers eighth NSC to USCG
Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding division has delivered the eighth Legend-class National Security Cutter (NSC), Midgett, to the US Coast Guard (USCG), the company announced on 1 May.
Midgett is scheduled to sail in June and will be commissioned later this year.
The NSCs feature advanced sensors and C4ISR equipment; an aft launch and recovery area for two rigid hull inflatable boats; and a flight deck to accommodate a range of manned and unmanned rotary wing aircraft.
The vessels can be deployed for maritime homeland security, law enforcement, marine safety, environmental protection and national defence missions.
To date, HII has delivered eight Legend-class NSCs to the USCG, and has one more under construction and two under contract.
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