McMurdo wins $6.7M contract to support NOAA search and rescue efforts

McMurdo Inc. has won a $6.7 million contract to support the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration with search and rescue efforts.

Under the contract, McMurdo Inc. will support NOAA’s National Environmental Satellite, Data and Information Service by providing search and rescue ground stations and terminals, which will help rescue organizations find individuals by their activated distress beacons, the company said in a release.

Currently, NOAA has two MEOLUTs in Florida and Hawaii, supplied and supported by McMurdo, the company said.

Services to be provided include installation, training, manuals, associated operations and maintenance, engineering support, program management, human engineering and logistic support planning requirements.


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