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GDMS to continue Rescue 21 support

17th October 2016 - 14:30 by the Shephard News Team

GDMS to continue Rescue 21 support

General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS) has been awarded a 36-month, $125.6 million follow-on contract by the US Coast Guard (USCG) for work on the Rescue 21 programme, the company announced on 13 October.

The contract will see the company provide Rescue 21 programme management, system support and maintenance, and sustainment engineering support.

The General Dynamics-built Rescue 21 system is the USCG’s command, control and direction-finding communications system. It is designed to enable the USCG to carry out search and rescue operations more effectively and efficiently, to locate mariners in distress, save lives and property at sea and on navigable rivers.

The system is operational along the Atlantic, Pacific and Gulf coasts, and along the shores of the Mariana Islands, Guam, Hawaii, Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and the Great Lakes.

GDMS will continue to provide field support, customer care and engineering escalation resources as well as support for information assurance, spare parts and obsolescence management.

The contract comes with a base period and three option periods from September 2016 until August 2019.

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