us coast guard 47-foot motor life (mlb) service life
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 Service Life Extension Program extends the working life of 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 US West Coast and one on the US East Coast.