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USCG Comandant Zukunft: 2016 Funding, 2017 Budget Request Will Help Accelerate Heavy Icebreaker Program

USCG Comandant Zukunft: 2016 Funding, 2017 Budget Request Will Help Accelerate Heavy Icebreaker Program

Passengers and the crew of CGC Polar Star gather to observe their first encounter with ice during Operation Deep Freeze 2016 in the Southern Ocean Jan. 3, 2016. The mission to resupply the National Science Foundation’s McMurdo Station, Antarctica, is one of the most difficult U.S. military peacetime missions due to the harsh environment. US Coast Guard photo.

Passengers and the crew of CGC Polar Star gather to observe their first encounter with ice during Operation Deep Freeze 2016 in the Southern Ocean Jan. 3, 2016. The mission to resupply the National Science Foundation’s McMurdo Station, Antarctica, is one of the most difficult U.S. military peacetime missions due to the harsh environment. US Coast Guard photo.

The Coast Guard’s 2017 acquisition budget request is the largest in history and would help the service revitalize its fleet – and in particular, its heavy icebreaker fleet, Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft said during the annual State of the Coast Guard address today. Read More

Coast Guard To Finalize Icebreaker Acquisition Strategy By Spring; Production By 2020

Coast Guard To Finalize Icebreaker Acquisition Strategy By Spring; Production By 2020

U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star.

U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star (WAGB-10). US Coast Guard photo.

The Coast Guard intends to develop an acquisition strategy for its heavy endurance icebreaker program by the spring and reach production-related activities by 2020, after President Barack Obama announced in September that the United States should accelerate the icebreaker program to support increased activity in the Arctic. Read More