Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian interviews the Commandant, Adm. Paul Zukunft, at the 2016 Reagan National Defense Forum.
The Commandant hit many of themes we have heard him discuss before, but there was also mention of beginning to replace the inland Aids to Navigation fleet. We were supposed to have had a joint program with the Corp of Engineers to develop a common design, but I haven’t heard anything about that for several years now. They are certainly due for replacement. It almost sounds like they just realized they needed to do something about this.
Where is that 30 year shipbuilding plan?
Where indeed, sounds like we shoud have gotten an answer on Rear Adm. Rábago’s watch!https://www.google.com/search?q=USACOE+Marine+Design+Cneter+Coaast+Guard+tender&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8#
Click to access CG9newsletterMar11.pdf
When you go to the CG-9, Acquisition website there is no program for the Inland Fleet https://www.uscg.mil/acquisition/programs/surface.asp Makes me wonder what did they do with the information from the ACOE or did the ACOE never deliver the report with the options?