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US Coast Guard Arctic operations

As US Defense Department looks to conduct more operations in the Arctic and higher latitudes, the Pentagon is seeking guidance from the US Coast Guard, which operates in region on a constant basis.

This intel briefing will look at:

  • The US Coast Guard's efforts to maintain, update, and bolster its icebreaking force
  • The introduction of the coastguard's Fast Response Cutters to the region
  • The coastguard's challenges in maintaining operations for its existing ageing fleet
  • The coastguard's reliance on its air assets and plans to alter its helicopter force.