Coast Guard to accept, demonstrate new Rescue 21 search and rescue communications system for Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard is scheduled to hold an acceptance ceremony and demonstration Tuesday at 1:30p.m. at Coast Guard Base San Juan in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico to receive the new Rescue 21 communications system covering Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
WHO: Congressman Pedro Pierluisi, Puerto Rico Resident Commissioner
Capt. Drew W. Pearson, Sector San Juan commander
Capt. John Wood, Coast Guard Acquisition Directorate’s C4ISR program manager
James Norton, Vice President for General Dynamics C4 Systems
WHAT: Rescue 21 acceptance ceremony, media availability, and demonstration.
WHEN: Tuesday, May 29 at 1:30p.m.
WHERE: Coast Guard Base San Juan, Calle La Puntilla, San Juan, Puerto Rico
RSVP: Credentialed media should RSVP to Ricardo Castrodad, Sector San Juan public affairs officer, at 787-510-7923 to facilitate entry into the installation.
Note to Editors: Credentialed media should arrive to the installation by no later than 1:30p.m. to arrive at event location and stage any camera equipment before commencement of ceremony.
Rescue 21, the Coast Guard’s advanced command, control and direction-finding communications system, was created to more efficiently locate mariners in distress to save lives and property at sea and on navigable waterways.
Capt. Drew Pearson, Commander of Sector San Juan, will join Coast Guard’s program manager for Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) systems to talk about how Rescue 21’s state-of-the-art technology is enhancing search and rescue mission execution and maritime safety along the coasts of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Congressman Pedro Pierluisi, Puerto Rico’s Resident Commissioner, will be the event’s key note speaker. James Norton, Vice President for General Dynamics C4 Systems, will also deliver remarks.
Speakers will be made available to the media following the ceremony, followed by a tour of the Coast Guard Command Center and a Rescue 21 demonstration with visuals of the system at work for those interested.
More information about Rescue 21, which is operating throughout the U.S., can be found at http://www.uscg.mil/acquisition/rescue21.
Article source: http://www.d7.uscgnews.com/go/doc/586/1446971/
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