Deepwater Under (Command and) Control
The Coast Guard's Deepwater team this fall will power up the command and control system installed on board the service's second National Security Cutter (NSC) Waesche (WMSL-751), which is under construction at Northrop Grumman's Pascagoula, Mississippi, shipyard. The light-off marks the start of testing for the CG-C2 (Coast Guard Command & Control) system, an architecture of sensors, communications systems, and processors designed to a highly common configuration for new Deepwater cutters and aircraft. The Deepwater program began in the mid-1990s as a comprehensive rebuilding of the Coast Guard's fleet of cutter and aircraft, many of which were nearing the ends of their services lives. The first of the cutters, the Bertholf (WMSL-750), was commissioned 4 August in Alameda, California.