Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp testified before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation about the Coast Guard’s acquisition program today.
During the hearing, Papp provided an oral statement where he explained the progress of the Coast Guard acquisitions program and highlighted recent successful acquisitions:
“I am proud to report we are making real progress. On September 2nd, we accepted the on-time delivery of Cutter Stratton – the 3rd National Security Cutter; fabrication of Cutter Hamilton, NSC #4, started in August, and we awarded a fixed price contract for the Cutter James, NSC #5, just last month [September].”
Later in his remarks, he added:
“In April and August, the first 2 Fast Response Cutters – the replacement for the venerable Island Class Patrol Boat – were launched. Production of hulls 3 to 8 is underway and we just exercised a fixed price option for production of hulls #9 to 12.”