US Coast Guard issues draft request for proposal for national security cutter UAS

The U.S. Coast Guard released a draft request for proposal (RFP) for procurement of small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) for the national security cutters (NSCs).

Issued on March 28, the draft invites industry sources to comment, ask questions and provide feedback by May 15, 2017.

The Coast Guard is pursuing sUAS to deliver an effective, low-cost solution to enhance the NSC’s aerial surveillance capabilities and to provide the cutters with a tactical airborne intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capability that can remain airborne for extended periods.

The service deployed the Insitu ScanEagle sUAS on Coast Guard Cutter Stratton, an NSC based in Alameda, California, earlier this year and is using the data gathered to refine the concept of operations and requirements for installing and integrating future systems across the NSC class.



The final RFP is planned for release by the end of fiscal year 2017. The contract award for the retrofit of Stratton and one additional NSC is targeted for fiscal year 2018.

Share this article

Follow Naval Today


<< Sep 2019 >>
26 27 28 29 30 31 1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 1 2 3 4 5 6

Defence Safety Conference 2019

The Defence Safety Conference returns to London this October as the only event solely dedicated to enhancing safety across all aspects of defence.

read more >


As the only comprehensive international exhibition of its kind in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region, PACIFIC 2019…

read more >

Maritime Information Warfare 2019

SMi’s Maritime Information Warfare conference is returning to London…

read more >