Furuno Awarded Multi-year, Multi-million dollar US Coast Guard Contract

Camas, WA — September 23, 2010. Furuno USA, Inc. is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a multi-year, multi-million dollar U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) contract.
The contract is for the replacement of up to 200 aging Radars on the USCG Cutter Fleet. The Cutter Fleet consists of a variety of vessels including, 87 ft. Coastal Patrol Boats, 140 ft. Ice Breaking Tugs, 160 ft. Inland Buoy Tenders, 225 ft. Seagoing Buoy Tenders and 399 ft. Nuclear Icebreakers.
Each of these vessels will receive replacement IMO Radars that consist of single or multiple Black Box Radar processors, a 6.5 ft. open array antenna and single or multiple displays. These high-tech Radars have an output power of 25kW, which allows them to see a distance of up to 96 nautical miles. The FAR2127 Radar series comes equipped with ARPA (Automatic Radar Plotting Aid) that allows the operator to track up to 100 targets on the screen and it can also display up to 1,000 AIS symbols on the screen when it is connected to an AIS transponder. This will allow the operator to track moving targets and obtain critical information regarding the targets vessel name, length, type of vessel, position, cargo type and more.
“We are proud of our relationship with the U.S. Coast Guard and look forward to providing them with cutting-edge navigation solutions for many years to come,” commented Jim Atteridge, President of Furuno USA, Inc. “Our commitment to the U.S. Coast Guard goes far beyond our products, as we also have top notch service depots in more ports around the world than any other marine electronics manufacturer.” Furuno USA, Inc. will be conducting a 3-day kick-off installation and operation training this coming October at the Furuno USA Denton, Maryland facility.
For more information on Furuno’s full line of award winning marine electronics, contact: Furuno U.S.A., 4400 N.W. Pacific Rim Blvd., Camas, WA 98607.
Phone: (360) 834-9300. http://furunousa.com
By Professional Mariner Staff