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USCG ARCTIC TECHNOLOGY EVALUATION tive communication. The Iridium Certus commander U.S. Coast Guard Atlantic shared security interests. Exercising our

Terminal was used in this evaluation to Area. “As interest and maritime traf? c unique blend of polar operational capa- provide a communication method every in the area increase, the importance of bility, regulatory authority, and interna- day, allowing for the easy transmission the U.S. Coast Guard’s interoperability tional leadership across the full spec- of multimedia messages and even the with allied partners becomes more criti- trum of maritime governance is vital to establishment of phone communications cal to ensuring we protect national and the future of the Arctic.” within the contiguous United States for the crew. “We tested this frequently throughout the patrol to analyze and document the operational suitability.

Integrated into the shipboard telephone system, it provided clear communica- tions for command and crew to make operational and emergency calls. It also proved to be highly effective as a back- up internet option when our high lati-

WORLD-CLASS VESSEL DESIGN tude operations challenged other tech-



Final results from these ? ve technol-

SKILLED CONTRACTOR ogy evaluations are due at the end of the year.

Campbell also deployed 13 scienti? c research buoys ranging from the east- ern shore of Nova Scotia to the Davis

Strait. Daily images of icebergs were provided to the International Ice Patrol to validate and improve satellite recon- naissance. This effort allowed for real- time tracking and iceberg avoidance. “Varied scales of the operation area were readily available and provided over weekends, holidays and after work hours. This well-received, detailed, ex- ceptional support greatly assisted in our

U.S. NAVY T-AGOS(X) operational planning and was critical to



CONTRACT mission success,” Crane said.

Campbell’s crew also contributed to

A WORLD-LEADING SHIP DESIGN PORTFOLIO joint search and rescue exercises with the

French and Royal Danish navies, facili-

HIGH SPEED OFFSHORE tated key diplomatic engagements, and

INTERCEPTOR PATROL supported National Oceanic Atmospheric


Administration and International Ice Pa-

ASSIST TUG CRAFT trol iceberg research during the 11,500- mile deployment. Campbell became the

HEAVY LANDING FLEET REP. ? rst 270-foot medium endurance cutter

CRAFT OILER to earn the Arctic Service Medal.

“This effort strengthens international

AN EXPERT PARTNER FOR U.S. GOVERNMENT SLEP, partnerships and provides a foundation for standard operations in the rapidly

MID-LIFE, AND NEW SHIPBUILDING PROGRAMS developing Arctic maritime environ- 703-920-7070 | [email protected] | WWW.BMT.ORG ment,” said Vice Adm. Steven Poulin, 27

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