L-3 Communications [LLL] on Monday said it won a recompete to supply the C4ISR system for the final phase of the Coast Guard’s Fast Response Cutter (FRC) program in a contract worth up to $160 million.
L-3 said the potential nine-year contract was awarded by Bollinger Shipyards, which is the prime contractor on the Sentinel-class FRC, which is the Coast Guard’s primary vessel for operating in littoral waters for search and rescue and other missions.
L-3 was the incumbent C4ISR integrator for the first 32 FRCs the Coast Guard is buying from Bollinger in Phase 1 of the program. In May Bollinger was awarded a $1.4 billion contract from the Coast Guard to supply the last 26 FRCs under the planned 58-ship buy.
Under its contract with Bollinger, L-3 will provide initial design upgrades to the FRC, including the antenna arrangement and analysis, exterior communications and other situational enhancements. The company will also deliver, install and support the integrated bridge, interior and exterior communications systems, and distributed navigation equipment. L-3 will also provide training of the FRC crews at its site in Camden, N.J., and will provide post-delivery warranty support at each cutter’s homeport.