Public Safety Wireless Communication System Integration
General Dynamics is a market leader in mission-critical secure communications, information systems, wireless networks in support of Public Safety. Drawing on a strong legacy of systems and software development, integration and deployment, General Dynamics’ trusted solutions support and connect government agencies, Emergency First Responders at local, regional, national and international levels.
Link to Integrated Wireless Network (IWN)
With the U.S. Department of Justice, General Dynamics is implementing wireless communications services to Department field agents as part of the Integrated Wireless Network (IWN). The IWN program is a Department of Justice effort to provide secure, interoperable wireless voice communications that support federal law enforcement missions and first responder operations nationwide.
Link to Rescue 21
Rescue 21 is a command, control and communications system used to monitor distress calls from boats at sea and to coordinate the search-and-rescue response. The system comprises a network of VHF-FM antennas with analog transceivers. Advanced direction-finding technology detects and locates distress calls to within 1.5 miles. The system also provides unprecedented voice clarity, records emergency calls and detects hoax calls, avoiding unnecessary tasking of rescue personnel and resources.
In addition to search and rescue, Rescue 21's command and control capabilities can be electronically relocated to another operating sector if weather or other factors affect normal operations.
EDGE® Innovation Network
General Dynamics through its Federal Civil Technologies EDGE Innovation Centre is bringing solutions that address the mission challenges of First Responder agencies. The mission of the EDGE® Innovation Centre is to create and maintain an open environment where members can nurture, characterize and position current and emerging technology to Federal Civil users so they can rapidly find technical solutions to enhance their command, control, communications, interoperability and collaboration.
General Dynamics selected for Oregon Wireless Interoperability Network.
U.S. Coast Guard officially accepted the installation of the Rescue 21