May 19, 2022
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L-3 contract for C4ISR system
Communication Systems group of L-3 Communications has been awarded a contract from Bollinger Shipyards LLC to provide the integrated C4ISR system for the US Coast Guard’s (USCG) Sentinel-class Fast Response Cutter (FRC). The value of this contract for 26 cutters is approximately $160 million over a nine-year period. The FRC is the newest generation of patrol cutter and plays a vital role in the USCG’s mission. Under this contract, L-3 will provide initial design upgrades to the FRC, including the antenna arrangement and analysis, exterior communications and other situational awareness enhancements. In addition, L-3 will deliver, install and support the integrated bridge, interior and exterior communications systems, and distributed navigation equipment. The company will also conduct training of the FRC crews at its site in Camden, New Jersey, and will provide post delivery warranty support at each cutter’s homeport.