Huntington Ingalls Industries has received a $94 million contract to obtain long-lead materials needed to build the U.S. Coast Guard‘s 10th National Security Cutter.
“The advance procurement funds will be used to purchase major components for NSC 10, such as steel, the main propulsion systems, generators, electrical switchboards and major castings,” the company said in a statement this week.
“These ships are enabling the Coast Guard’s missions in not only defending our shores, but also in the detection and interdiction of drugs and other contraband,” said Ingalls president Brian Cuccias.
HII’s Ingalls Shipbuilding is currently building the seventh, eighth and ninth National Security Cutters, Kimball (WMSL-756), Midgett (WMSL-757) and Stone (WMSL-758).
Of the Coast Guard’s white-hull patrol cutter fleet, the NSC is the largest and most technologically sophisticated in the Coast Guard.
- Length: 418 feet
- Beam: 54 feet
- Draft: 22 feet 6 inches
- Displacement: 4500 long tons
- Maximum Speed: 28 knots
- Range: 12,000 nautical miles
- Endurance: 60- to 90-day cycles
- Crew: 148
- Automated weapons systems capable of stopping rogue vessels far from shore
- Large flight deck
- State-of-the-market command and control equipment to enhance interoperability
- Detection and defense capabilities against chemical, biological or radiological attack
- Advanced sensors and other C4ISR equipment to contribute intelligence to a common operating picture and provide enhanced maritime domain awareness
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