Orolia SAR systems now across five continents

To date, 75% of the Earth's surface is monitored by Orolia's MEOSAR systems Photo: McMurdo Group To date, 75% of the Earth's surface is monitored by Orolia's MEOSAR systems Photo: McMurdo Group
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A navigation solutions expert says its won a record nine search and rescue systems across five continents for commissioning through the Global Cospas-Sarsat Satellite Search and Rescue System.

Orolia said that the SAR systems consist of five ground-based Local User Terminals (LUTs) and four Mission Control Centers  in North America, Australia, Europe, Asia and Africa.

"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."

Commissioning process

Through its McMurdo subsidiary, Orolia has equipped these systems with the very latest search and rescue technology to increase response times and save more lives worldwide.

Cospas-Sarsat conducts an annual commissioning process for regional search and rescue systems that are being constructed or upgraded worldwide.

Orolia specialises in Resilient Positioning, Navigation and Timing (PNT) solutions that can help improve the reliability, performance and safety of critical, remote or high-risk operations, even in GPS-denied environments.

Orolia reached a major milestone with the world's first operational Medium-altitude Earth Orbit Search and Rescue (MEOSAR) system in 2011.

To date, 75% of the Earth's surface is monitored by Orolia's MEOSAR systems.

By Anne-Marie Causer

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