Kenya gets McMurdo National Aviation search and rescue program contract

Orolia, through its McMurdo brand, has been selected by Kenya to upgrade its aeronautical Search and Rescue (SAR) program with the latest Rescue Coordination Center (RCC) technology, the company said.

This award from the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) follows the announcement that Botswana has also adopted McMurdo´s comprehensive RCC solution.

McMurdo´s solution includes PRISMA C2, a software platform that converges critical emergency readiness and response solutions, such as coastal surveillance and aviation incident management. McMurdo´s solution will provide SAR operators with real-time situational awareness tools and integrate external systems, such as Air Traffic Control, to facilitate enhanced planning and management of SAR missions.

Additionally, as an expert provider of Cospas-Sarsat technology, McMurdo will seamlessly connect the Kenyan RCC to the Italian Mission Control Center (MCC), which will allow the RCC to receive beacon distress alert data.

McMurdo is the world provider of emergency readiness and response with the only end-to-end solutions for SAR and maritime domain awareness. Hundreds of customers around the world — including NASA, NOAA, the US Coast Guard and others in the aerospace, defense and government sectors — have trusted McMurdo to prevent emergencies, protect assets and save lives.

Orolia is the world provider of Resilient PNT solutions that improve the reliability, performance and safety of critical, remote or high-risk operations with locations in more than 100 countries worldwide. Orolia provides virtually fail-safe solutions for its customers´ most mission-critical needs.