The Coast Guard has formally accepted a new digital search and rescue communications system from General Dynamics for the Guard’s Northern New England sector.
The company said said its C4 systems unit delivered the Rescue 21 system for the sector to respond to emergencies and calls from mariners.
The sector covers 5,000 coastal miles from the New Hampshire/Massachusetts state line to the Canadian border.
Alone, the sector has 10 communications towers, five stations and one command center.
C4 Systems President Chris Marzilli said the system has 232 radio towers nationwide and connects local law enforcement and first responders via an interoperable, national network.
Nearly 23 Coast Guard sectors use Rescue 21 now and it monitors more than 40,600 miles of U.S. coastline.
The Coast Guard recently purchased 100 units of Unisys‘ stealth solution for secure virtual terminal to provide mobile workers secure access to Coast Guard networks and data.
monitors more than 40,600 miles of U.S. coastline.