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West: USCG outlines coastal ship demand

13th February 2015 - 14:32 GMT | by Scott Gourley in San Diego

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The US Coast Guard (USCG) is in urgent need of a major recapitalisation, as outlined by Rear Adm Bruce Baffer, Assistant USCG Commandant for Acquisition and Chief Acquisition Officer

At AFCEA West 2015, Baffer provided an overview of USCG cutter platform activities across the service. 

‘The coast guard is in the midst of a major recapitalisation of all of our cutters, boats and aircraft,’ Baffer began, adding that the overall goal is ‘the delivery of affordable capability’.

‘There’s a lot more demand for coast guard cutters in the Western Hemisphere as the [US] Navy pivots toward the Pacific – for

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