Coast Guard Deepwater Acquisition Programs: Background, Oversight Issues, and Options for Congress
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS WASHINGTON DC CONGRESSIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE
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The term Deepwater refers to a collection of more than a dozen Coast Guard acquisition programs for replacing and modernizing the services aging fleet of deepwater-capable ships and aircraft. Until April 2007, the Coast Guard pursued these programs as a single, integrated acquisition program that was known as the Integrated Deepwater System IDS program or Deepwater program for short. The now-separated Deepwater acquisition programs include plans for, among other things, 91 new cutters, 124 new small boats, and 247 new or modernized airplanes, helicopters, and unmanned aerial vehicles UAVs.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies