National Security Cutter

  • National Security Cutter
  • National Security Cutter
  • National Security Cutter
  • National Security Cutter
  • National Security Cutter
  • National Security Cutter
  • National Security Cutter
  • National Security Cutter
  • National Security Cutter
  • National Security Cutter
  • National Security Cutter
National Security Cutter

Manufacturer:

Huntington Ingalls Shipyards

Service:

US Coast Guard

Speed:

28 kts

Range:

12,000 nm

Crew:

148

Armament:

1x Mk-110 57mm gun; 1x 20mm Phalanx CIWS; 4x M2 .50 Caliber machine guns; 4x M240B 7.62mm machine guns

Of the Coast Guard’s white-hull patrol cutter fleet, the NSC is the largest and most technologically sophisticated in the Coast Guard. Each NSC is capable of operating in the most demanding open ocean environments, including the hazardous fisheries of the North Pacific and the vast approaches of the Southern Pacific where much of the American narcotics traffic occurs.

With robust Command, Control, Communication, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) equipment, stern boat launch and aviation facilities, as well as long-endurance station keeping, the NSCs are afloat operational-level headquarters for complex law enforcement and national security missions involving multiple Coast Guard and partner agency participation.

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