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General Dynamics to Support Coast Guard Search-and-Rescue Program Under $126M Follow-On Award

general dynamics logoA business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) has received a potential three-year, $125.6 million contract for support work on the U.S. Coast Guard‘s command, control and direction-finding communications system.

General Dynamics Mission Systems will provide Rescue 21 program management, system maintenance and sustainment engineering services to the USCG’s Command, Control, and Communications Engineering Center, the company said Thursday.

The follow-on contract also covers customer care, field support, engineering escalation, information assurance, spare parts and obsolescence management support.

“Since its implementation, the Coast Guard has supported more than 90, 000 SAR cases using Rescue 21, ” said Chris Marzilli, president of General Dynamics Mission Systems president.

Bill Weiss, vice president and general manager of ground systems at General Dynamics Missions Systems, said the company seeks to aid Rescue 21 mission readiness efforts with technology.

General Dynamics designed the Rescue 21 system to help Coast Guard personnel locate distressed mariners across the Atlantic, Pacific and Gulf coasts of the continental U.S. as well as shores along the Great Lakes, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Hawaii,  Guam and Mariana Islands.

The contract contains one base year and three option years that could extend work through August 2019.

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