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1998 USCG RFP-1 (Deepwater)

As the Coast Guard heads into the 21st century, all of the surface and air assets which perform missions in the Deepwater environment are approaching the end of their respective service lives. Deepwater missions are those missions which generally occur beyond 50 nautical miles (NM) from U.S. shores. These missions typically require either extended on scene presence, long transit distance to reach the operating area, forward deployment of forces, or a combination of these factors. In addition, the Coast Guard is faced with a constrained budget. The Coast Guard must therefore concentrate its scarce resources on an integrated system of surface, air, command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C4ISR) and logistics assets to maximize operational effectiveness while minimizing life-cycle costs. To accomplish this, the Coast Guard is seeking solutions from industry in a two phase acquisition program.

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