US Coast Guard 47-Foot Motor Life (MLB) Service Life Extension Program

Birdon is contracted to deliver a redesign and upgrade of the USCG fleet of 117 MLBs, which is reaching the end of its original 25-year service life. The SLEP extends the working life of the fleet for 20 years and enhances key aspects of operational capability and performance.

The MLBs operate in high surf conditions and heavy weather and are designed to be self-righting in the event of a rollover. Production occurs at two facilities, one on the West Coast and one on the East Coast.