The Future of our Nation’s Waters

Maritime missions continue to develop and change. These tasks and difficulties facing the Nation will require maritime defense commands with appropriate platforms providing the persistent presence necessary to conduct operations. Due to our military’s legacy systems, future mission success relies on the investment and modernization of patrol boats, cutters, and systems.

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Presentation Topics Include:


Insight to patrol boat and cutter requirements, acquisitions and upgrades


Requirements for new-build cutters and capability upgrades


New build versus life-extension and modernization programs


Lessons learned from past acquisition projects


Future needs of Coast Guard and Navy Commands to counter illicit maritime activity


Cutter and patrol boat design and architecture


Designs of the future: Modularity in design, construction and outfitting


Designs of the future: Modularity in design, construction and outfitting


Habitability, manning and endurance at sea


Cutter and Patrol Boat Operations


Countering Illicit Flows; Narcotics, Trafficking


Oil-spill clean-up, and fisheries control


Identification and interception of asymmetric threats, small and fast boats


Advancing C4ISR and network capabilities

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