27th FRC (fast response cutter) delivered to US Coast Guard


US Coast Guard accepted delivery of the 27th fast response cutter (FRC), Richard Snyder, in Key West, Florida, Feb. 8, 2018.

According to Coast Guard statement; the cutter will be the first FRC stationed in Atlantic Beach, North Carolina, and will be commissioned in April.

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The FRCs are replacing the 1980s-era 110-foot patrol boats and feature advanced command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance equipment. The cutters have improved habitability and seakeeping and over-the-horizon cutter boat launch and recovery from astern or via side davits.  Each FRC is 154 feet long, features an endurance of five days and can reach a maximum speed of over 28 knots.

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