Coast Guard Cutter Procurement: Background and Issues for Congress
Congressional Research Service Washington United States
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The Coast Guards acquisition program of record POR calls for procuring 8 National Security Cutters NSCs, 25 Offshore Patrol Cutters OPCs, and 58 Fast Response Cutters FRCs as replacements for 90 aging Coast Guard cutters and patrol craft. The Coast Guards proposed FY2017 budget requests a total of 467 million in acquisition funding for the NSC, OPC, and FRC programs.