Navy, USCG issue Draft RFP for Polar icebreaker; New alert underscores piracy risk off Nigeria

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Navy, USCG issue Draft RFP for Polar icebreaker
October 30, 2017 — The U.S. Navy in collaboration with the U.S. Coast Guard under its Integrated Program Office, recently took the next step and released a draft RFP for the Heavy Polar Icebreaker Program. The draft RFP is for the Detail, Design, and Construction of one heavy polar icebreaker, with options for two additional ships. Interested parties will have to respond by December 11, 2017. The final RFP will be released in 2018, with a contract award expected in FY 2019—subject to appropriations.

 

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