Orolia prepares nine search and rescue systems across five continents for global commissioning
(17 October 2018 - Orolia) Orolia announced today that it has prepared a record nine search and rescue systems across five continents for commissioning through the Global Cospas-Sarsat Satellite Search and Rescue System.
Orolia has been leading the development of global search and rescue programs for nearly thirty years, reaching a major milestone with the world’s first operational Medium-altitude Earth Orbit Search and Rescue (MEOSAR) system in 2011, and completing all global MEOSAR system installations ever since. To date, 75 percent of the Earth’s surface is monitored by Orolia’s MEOSAR systems.
Cospas-Sarsat conducts an annual commissioning process for regional search and rescue systems that are being constructed or upgraded worldwide. This year, Orolia has prepared a record nine global search and rescue systems for commissioning across five continents, which include five ground-based Local User Terminals (LUTs) and four Mission Control Centers. These new, lifesaving search and rescue systems are in line to be commissioned in North America, Australia, Europe, Asia and Africa.
Through its McMurdo subsidiary, the most trusted name in emergency readiness and response and the world leader in the design, development and installation of search and rescue ground-based infrastructure, Orolia has equipped these systems with the very latest search and rescue technology to increase response times and save more lives worldwide.
“At Orolia, we’re proud to achieve a new milestone in the decades of technology innovation that we’ve brought to global search and rescue operations,” said Orolia’s VP Satellite Search and Rescue Systems, Paul Zweers. “We are the leading manufacturer to commission next-gen MEOSAR systems, and this record number of global systems in line for commissioning reflects our ongoing commitment to delivering critical technology solutions, anywhere in the world.”
Orolia is the world leader in Resilient Positioning, Navigation and Timing (PNT) solutions that improve the reliability, performance and safety of critical, remote or high-risk operations, even in GPS denied environments. With a presence in more than 100 countries, Orolia provides virtually fail-safe GPS/GNSS and PNT solutions for military and commercial applications worldwide.
McMurdo Inc., an Orolia subsidiary, is the global leader in Search and Rescue (SAR) satellite ground infrastructure, installing more than 60% of SAR systems worldwide and manufacturing more than 25% of the world’s registered emergency beacons. The world’s most critical SAR programs have trusted McMurdo to protect assets and save more than 40,000 lives since 1982.