Coast Guard Sector San Diego to Accept New Rescue 21 Search and Rescue Communications System

Rescue 21 GraphicSAN DIEGO — The U.S. Coast Guard will hold a ceremony and demonstration to commemorate the acceptance of the Rescue 21 communications system in Sector San Diego. The Coast Guard created Rescue 21 to better locate mariners in distress and save lives and property at sea.

The Coast Guard’s Assistant Commandant for Acquisition, Rear Adm. Ronald J. Rábago will join Rear Adm. Joseph Castillo, Commander, 11th Coast Guard District, and Capt. Thomas Farris, Commander, Sector San Diego, to talk about how Rescue 21 is enhancing mission execution and marine safety along the coast of southern California.

U.S. Rep. Susan Davis, who serves on the House of Representatives Armed Services Committee and represents the congressional district that includes Sector San Diego, will be the event’s keynote speaker. Lee Wright, Senior Director of the National Communications and Homeland Security business for General Dynamics C4 Systems, will also deliver remarks. General Dynamics C4 Systems was awarded the Rescue 21 production contract in September 2002.

By harnessing today’s technology, Rescue 21 enables the Coast Guard to execute all its missions, especially its search and rescue mission, with greater agility and efficiency. With increased communications coverage and advanced direction-finding capabilities, Rescue 21 helps take the search out of search and rescue. More information about Rescue 21 can be found at http://www.uscg.mil/acquisition/rescue21.

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