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USCG National Security Cutter (NSC)
« on: December 22, 2016, 04:42:08 PM »
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The NSCs will replace the aging 378' High Endurance Hamilton class cutters in service since the 1960s.

NSCs can be deployed in homeland security, law enforcement, maritime safety, environmental protection and national defence missions.

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Legend Class cutter programme

In June 2002, the USCG signed a $17bn contract with Integrated Coast Guard Systems (ICGS, a joint venture of Northrop Grumman and Lockheed Martin) for the Deepwater Programme. The programme includes delivery of 91 (eight NSC, 25 OPC and 58 FRC) new cutters, 35 fixed-wing aircraft, 34 helicopters, 76 UAVs, 93 upgraded helicopters and 49 upgraded cutters over a 20 year schedule.

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National Security Cutter design
The NSC-type is the largest combat ship in the USCG fleet. After reviewing the NSC design between 2002 and 2004, the USCG raised questions about the ship structure that could preclude the service life of the cutter. Consequently, engineering changes were implemented and structural components were enhanced in collaboration with the US Navy and naval engineering experts to achieve the desired 30-year service life.

Photo taken from usaboatreview.com
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Re: USCG National Security Cutter
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2016, 04:44:42 PM »
Ingalls Delivers 6th National Security Cutter To Coast Guard, Launches 7th | USNI - December 21, 2016
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Ingalls Shipbuilding delivered the sixth National Security Cutter to the Coast Guard and launched the seventh in the past few days, as the now planned nine-ship class continues to grow.

Munro (WMSL-755) delivered on Dec. 16 and will be commissioned in Seattle on April 1, 2017, according to an Ingalls Shipbuilding news release. Kimball (WMSL-756) launched the following day and is set for christening on March 4 and delivery in 2018.

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The eighth ship in the class, Midgett (WMSL-757), is under construction at Ingalls and set for a 2019 delivery. In Fiscal Year 2016 lawmakers funded a ninth ship even though the Coast Guard hadn’t requested to expand the Legend-class National Security Cutter fleet. Lawmakers have considered adding funding for a tenth ship as well.

The Coast Guard had planned to replace 12 Hamilton-class high-endurance cutters with eight NSCs, which are 40 feet longer, have more sophisticated Command, Control, Communication, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) equipment, and have added small boat and aviation operations capabilities.

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Re: USCG National Security Cutter
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2017, 09:30:25 PM »
Photo and press release from Huntingon Ingalls :
Huntington Ingalls Industries to Build Ninth Legend-class National Security Cutter for U.S. Coast Guard

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Dec. 30, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (NYSE:HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding division has received a $486 million fixed-price incentive contract from the U.S. Coast Guard to build a ninth National Security Cutter.

“With the experience and knowledge our shipbuilders bring to this program, I am confident NSC 9 will be another great ship and continue the great success on this program,” said Ingalls Shipbuilding President Brian Cuccias. “These ships remain in high demand by our Coast Guard customer, and we look forward to delivering another quality NSC to help them accomplish their vital homeland security missions.”

NSCs are the flagships of the Coast Guard’s cutter fleet, designed to replace the 12 Hamilton-class high-endurance cutters, which entered service during the 1960s. Ingalls has delivered six NSCs and has two more under construction: Kimball (WMSL 756) and Midgett (WMSL 757). These ships are scheduled to be delivered in 2018 and 2019, respectively.

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A photo release of the recently delivered National Security Cutter Munro (WMSL 755)

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Re: USCG National Security Cutter
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2017, 08:10:29 AM »
The Ninth NSC is in danger of being cancelled.

Star and Stripes : Trump budget hits Coast Guard ship, project of GOP senator

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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump's budget would eliminate a $600 million-plus state-of-the-art Coast Guard cutter that's a priority of the powerful Republican chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee.

The proposal by Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney is included in draft documents of the White House budget request. The documents, obtained by The Associated Press, ask the Department of Homeland Security to cancel its contract with Ingalls Shipbuilding, which is to construct the national security cutter at its shipyard in Pascagoula, Mississippi.
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The documents say at least $500 million could be saved by canceling the contract and the money would be spent elsewhere in the homeland security budget for next year. Cochran, R-Miss., who also chairs the subcommittee that oversees defense spending, is certain to fight the cut.

"There are responsible ways to reduce spending," said Cochran spokesman Stephen Worley. "Weakening our nation's first line of defense against drug cartels and human trafficking isn't one of them."
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Re: USCG National Security Cutter
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2017, 01:06:36 PM »
HII's Ingalls Shipbuilding Christens National Security Cutter Kimball WMSL 756 | Navy Recognition - 07 March 2017
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The ship is named in honor of Sumner I. Kimball, who organized and directed the U.S. Life-Saving Service and was a pioneer in organizing all of the different facilities associated with the service into what eventually would become toady’s U.S. Coast Guard.

Ingalls is the sole builder of Legend-class National Security Cutters and has successfully delivered six to the Coast Guard. Kimball is scheduled to start builder’s trials in the fourth quarter of 2017. The eighth ship, Midgett (WMSL 757) is scheduled to launch in the fourth quarter of 2017. In December 2016, Ingalls received a $486 million contract to build a ninth National Security Cutter for the U.S. Coast Guard.

WMSL 756 is the third ship to bear the name Kimball. The first, WSC/WMEC-143, was commissioned in 1927 and was homeported in Pascagoula, where it served as a patrol boat until 1938. The second ship was SS Sumner I. Kimball (EC2-S-C1), a Liberty ship built in 1943. Mass-produced on a record scale during World War II to carry cargo and munitions to Europe, the Liberty ship symbolizes U.S. wartime industrial output. On return from its first trans-Atlantic voyage in 1944, EC2-S-C1 was torpedoed and sunk by a Nazi submarine, resulting in the loss of 64 American lives.


Ingalls Shipbuilding launched the National Security Cutter Kimball (WMSL 756) on Saturday, Dec. 17. Kimball is the seventh NSC Ingalls has built for the U.S. Coast Guard; christening is scheduled for March 4. HII picture.

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Re: USCG National Security Cutter
« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2017, 12:22:40 AM »
http://ingalls.huntingtoningalls.com/our-products/nsc/

The first five ships in the NSC class –

USCGC Bertholf (WMSL 750)
USCGC Waesche (WMSL 751)
USCGC Stratton (WMSL 752)
USCGC Hamilton (WMSL 753)
USCGC James (WMSL 754)

– have been delivered to the U.S. Coast Guard.

NSC 6 Munro (WMSL 755)
NSC 7 Kimball (WMSL 756)

NSC 8 Midgett (WMSL 757) are currently under construction.

USCGC Munro (WMSL 755) is scheduled to be commissioned in 2017.

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Re: USCG National Security Cutter
« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2017, 06:34:24 AM »
USCGC Munro (WMSL 755) is scheduled to be commissioned in 2017.

USCGC Munro (WMSL 755) was commissioned on April 1, 2017

https://news.usni.org/2017/04/02/video-coast-guard-commissions-national-security-cutter-munro

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Re: USCG National Security Cutter
« Reply #7 on: April 19, 2017, 06:42:51 AM »
http://ingalls.huntingtoningalls.com/our-products/nsc/

The first five ships in the NSC class –

USCGC Bertholf (WMSL 750)
USCGC Waesche (WMSL 751)
USCGC Stratton (WMSL 752)
USCGC Hamilton (WMSL 753)
USCGC James (WMSL 754)

– have been delivered to the U.S. Coast Guard.

NSC 6 Munro (WMSL 755)
NSC 7 Kimball (WMSL 756)

NSC 8 Midgett (WMSL 757) are currently under construction.

USCGC Munro (WMSL 755) is scheduled to be commissioned in 2017.

A ninth cutter, USCGC Stone (WMSL 758), was authorized in 2016 (https://news.usni.org/2016/08/31/hii-awarded-88-2m-long-lead-contract-9th-coast-guard-national-security-cutter). 

Funding for that cutter was briefly threatened when the Trump administration released its proposed budget.  However, that funding has apparently been restored (http://www.upi.com/Defense-News/2017/03/17/US-Coast-Guard-avoids-budget-cuts/5301489758887/?utm_source=sec&utm_campaign=sl&utm_medium=7).

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Re: USCG National Security Cutter
« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2017, 08:48:05 AM »
Last May 18 2017, the US Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation approved on committee-level Bill S.1129 - Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2017, which has a provision (sec.211) that authorize the Coast Guard to pursue multiyear contract authority to acquire three additional National Security Cutters. {this is nos.10, 11, 12th unit}.  This is still an introduced bill and still has a lot of hurdles to overcome, most especially that of appropriations.  Previously, a proposal for the 10th NSC was not approved as part of FY-2017 budget.
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Re: USCG National Security Cutter
« Reply #9 on: September 29, 2018, 12:18:34 AM »
US Coast Guards receives 7th National Security Cutter | Navy Recognition - 26 September 2018
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The U.S. Coast Guard accepted delivery of the seventh national security cutter (NSC), Kimball, in Pascagoula, Mississippi, September 19. Kimball is scheduled for commissioning at its Honolulu homeport in January 2019; it will be the first NSC stationed there.

The cutter’s namesake, Sumner Kimball, served as superintendent of the Revenue Marine, establishing a training school that would later become the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. Kimball later was general-superintendent of the Life-Saving Service (LSS) from 1878 until the LSS merged with the Revenue Marine to become the U.S. Coast Guard in 1915.


U.S. Coast Guard National Security Cutter (Picture source: Huntington Ingalls Industries)


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Re: USCG National Security Cutter
« Reply #10 on: January 07, 2019, 01:54:20 AM »
https://www.janes.com/article/85524/us-coast-guard-awards-insitu-suas-for-national-security-cutter-corrective-action
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US Coast Guard awards Insitu SUAS for National Security Cutter corrective action

The US Coast Guard (USCG) has again selected Insitu and its ScanEagle for the Small Unmanned Aerial System (SUAS) for National Security Cutter (NSC) programme, this time as part of corrective action from its original contract award.

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The USCG in June awarded Insitu, a division of Boeing, a contract potentially worth USD117 million for SUAS for NSC, which covers installation and deployment of the vehicle for roughly 200 hours per 30-day operational patrol period. Under this award, ScanEagle was to provide intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) services for the entire NSC fleet.

See also: Boeing ScanEagle UAS

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Re: USCG National Security Cutter
« Reply #11 on: July 01, 2019, 02:11:02 AM »
https://navaltoday.com/2019/05/15/us-philippines-carry-out-joint-search-and-rescue-drill/

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US, Philippines carry out joint search and rescue drill
May 15, 2019

The Bertholf, a 418-foot National Security Cutter based in Alameda, California, trained with the Philippine Coast Guard patrol vessels BRP Batangas and BRP Kalanggaman on small boat search-and-rescue tactics during a mock rescue scenario.

After the drill, the cutter pulled in to Manila, for the first visit by a US cutter to the country in over seven years.


USCGC Bertholf (WMSL 750), left, moves in formation with the Philippine Coast Guard vessels Batangas, center, and Kalanggaman during the exercise. Photo: US Coast Guard



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USCG National Security Cutter (NSC)
« Reply #12 on: July 01, 2019, 02:16:24 AM »
https://navaltoday.com/2019/06/27/uscg-unveils-homeport-of-newest-national-security-cutter/

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USCG unveils homeport of newest national security cutter
June 27, 2019

The seventh US Coast Guard National Security Cutter, Kimball (WMSL 756), during sea trials in the Gulf of Mexico. Photo: HII

The cutter is scheduled to arrive in 2024 and its name has not yet been selected. This will be the fifth NSC assigned to Charleston.

Construction on the 11th NSC is scheduled to begin by spring of 2020. Charleston is already home to two of the USCG’s NSCs, the James and Hamilton.

In 2017, the USCG revealed that the ninth and tenth national security cutters, currently under construction at Huntington Ingalls Shipyard in Pascagoula, Mississippi, will join the Charleston-based NSC fleet in the coming years.


The seventh US Coast Guard National Security Cutter, Kimball (WMSL 756), during sea trials in the Gulf of Mexico. Photo: HII



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Re: USCG National Security Cutter (NSC)
« Reply #13 on: August 27, 2019, 03:39:21 AM »
https://navaltoday.com/2019/08/26/us-coast-guard-holds-rare-dual-commissioning-ceremony-for-legend-class-cutters/

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US Coast Guard holds rare dual-commissioning ceremony for Legend-class cutters
August 26, 2019

The Coast Guard cutter Kimball (WMSL 756) and Coast Guard cutter Midgett (WMSL 757) are the seventh and eighth legend-class national security cutters in the Coast Guard’s fleet.

The Kimball and Midgett will join the three fast response cutters homeported in Honolulu on deployments across the Indo-Pacific region.

The Midgett’s transit to Hawaii was punctuated by two interdictions of suspected low-profile go-fast vessels in the Eastern Pacific Ocean, the first July 25 and a second July 31. The boardings resulted in a combined seizure of over 6,700 pounds of cocaine, estimated to be worth over $89 million.

National security cutters are responsible for 40 percent of the 460,000 pounds of cocaine interdicted by the Coast Guard in the fiscal year 2018. National security cutter crews have interdicted more than 92,000 pounds of cocaine to date in the fiscal year 2019.


USCGC Kimball (WMSL 756), foreground, and Coast Guard Cutter Midgett (WMSL 757) during the commissioning ceremony at Coast Guard Base Honolulu Aug. 24, 2019. Photo: US Coast Guard


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Re: USCG National Security Cutter (NSC)
« Reply #14 on: October 11, 2019, 01:53:44 PM »
https://navaltoday.com/2019/10/10/hii-launches-9th-us-coast-guard-national-security-cutter-stone/

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HII launches 9th US Coast Guard National Security Cutter Stone
October 10, 2019

Stone’s launch also comes a little over a month after the coast guard held a dual-commissioning ceremony for the seventh and eighth ships in the class.

The ship is named in honor of former US Coast Guard commander Elmer “Archie” Fowler Stone. Stone became a cadet at the Revenue Cutter Service School of Instruction on April 28, 1910. On April 10, 1917, he became the Coast Guard’s first aviator upon graduating from flight training at Pensacola, Fla. In 1919 Stone was one of two pilots to successfully make a transatlantic flight in a US Navy seaplane, NC-4. Stone died of a heart attack on May 20, 1936, while inspecting a new patrol plane at the Air Patrol Detachment in San Diego.


Photo: US Coast Guard