Energy, Efficiency, Courage

Of the Coast Guard’s white-hull cutter fleet, the National Security Cutter (NSC) is the largest and most technologically advanced ship in the Coast Guard. With robust command, control, communication, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance equipment, stern boat launch and aviation facilities, as well as a long operational range/endurance, the NSCs serve as afloat operational-level headquarters for complex law enforcement and national security missions involving multiple Coast Guard and partner agency participation.