TANO Awarded Contract For USCG's Prototype Heritage Class Patrol Boat
TANO Marine Systems, Inc. has been awarded a contract to provide the propulsion control system and central alarm and monitoring system for the U.S. Coast Guard's prototype Heritage Class Patrol Boat (WPB).
TANO was awarded the contract by MTU North America, which is providing the engines for the Coast Guard vessel.
The 120-foot patrol boat is designed to replace the Coast Guard's existing fleet of 82-foot and 95-foot patrol boats.
Under the contract, the TANO alarm and monitoring system will include two operator stations, each with a color video monitor, keypad, printer and alarm horn or bell. The vessel's propulsion system will utilize a TANOnet data acquisition system.
TANO will also design and manufacture the engine room control stand, as well as drop-in panels for the pilothouse console and bridge wings. The equipment is scheduled to be delivered early next year. The Coast Guard plans to build a prototype Heritage Class vessel in Curtis Bay, Md. Plans call for the prototype to undergo an extended evaluation of about two years before full production begins.
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