Search & Rescue System Accepted by US Coastguard

Press Release
Thursday, April 05, 2012
Rescue 21 System: Image courtesy General Dynamics

US Coastguard formally accepts General Dynamics C4 Systems-built Rescue 21 SAR communication system

The U.S. Coast Guard has formally accepted the General Dynamics C4 Systems-built Rescue 21 Search and Rescue communications system now serving Sector Northern New England.  With the command center located in South Portland, Maine, Sector Northern New England comprises more than 5,000 coastal miles from the New Hampshire/Massachusetts state line to the Canadian border, including Lake Champlain.

Using advanced direction-finding technologies, digital communications and related enabling technologies, the life-saving Rescue 21 system enables Coast Guard personnel to rapidly and efficiently respond to calls from distressed mariners in the region.

"I am extremely proud to have supported the Rescue 21 program since its inception almost a decade ago.  This project represents a successful partnership between government and industry," said U.S. Senator Susan Collins.  "As we celebrate the inauguration of Rescue 21 in northern New England, we do so with the confidence that this investment will save the lives of Maine's fishermen and recreational boaters by improving the Coast Guard's search and rescue capabilities along Maine's coast."

"The Rescue 21 system supports the Coast Guard's maritime safety and overall homeland defense mission to protect the nation's ports, coasts and waterways," said Chris Marzilli, president of General Dynamics C4 Systems. "The system currently has 232 radio towers deployed nationwide and constitutes the first nationwide, homeland security network enabling interoperable communications with local law enforcement and first responders."

Rescue 21 is interoperable with other federal, state and local enforcement agency communication systems, enhancing inter-agency cooperation and enabling the Coast Guard and its partners to be more effective responding to security and marine environmental threats. The Rescue 21 towers and command centers are also designed to accommodate additional sensors and command and control equipment, which adds cost-effective capabilities to the Coast Guard's maritime security mission.

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