Coast Guard Rescue 21 Acceptance Ceremony and Demonstration

HOUSTON – The Coast Guard’s Rescue 21 Acquisition Project is scheduled to hold an acceptance ceremony and demonstration at Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston June 1, 2009 at 1:30 p.m.

Rescue 21 is the Coast Guard’s critical command, control and communications acquisition project, offering cutting edge technology to mariners nationwide. It is the backbone of the National Maritime Distress and Response System, a maritime version of 9-1-1 that allows the boating public, the Coast Guard and other response agencies to communicate more effectively during emergency situations in the marine environment.

There will be brief remarks by Congresswoman Shelia Jackson-Lee, Mr. Michael Tangora, Deputy Assistant Commandant for Acquisition and Director of Acquisition Services, Captain Marcus Woodring, Sector Houston-Galveston, Deputy Commander, and Mr. Lee Wright, Senior Director, National Communications and Homeland Security for General Dynamics C4 Systems.

The advanced Rescue 21 system offers:

  • Direction-finding capability.
  • Reduction of coverage gaps along the coast.
  • Improved call clarity.
  • Enhanced playback capability.
  • Digital archiving of calls.
  • Increased and simultaneous channel monitoring capacity.

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