Keeping Citizens Safe.

On land, air or sea.


Search and Rescue Team Member Being Lifted into a SAR Helicopter

“The key to any rescue mission is to eliminate the ‘search’ from search and rescue. I trust McMurdo to help me find those in distress and ultimately to help me save lives.”

– Rescue Team Member

Today, McMurdo provides the products, infrastructure and systems that are core to the COSPAS-SARSAT satellite-aided search and rescue system which has helped to save over 37,000 lives since 1982. From distress beacons to satellite connectivity (Local User Terminals) to mission control centers (MCC) and rescue coordination centers (RCC) McMurdo is the world’s only provider of an end-to-end, single-vendor search and rescue ecosystem.  And, McMurdo’s coastal surveillance systems (PRISMA TMAC) are used by government authorities to protect assets, borders and waterways.

The world’s leading search and rescue authorities, law enforcement agencies and first responder teams (including Australian Maritime Safety Authority, Maritime New Zealand, NASA, NOAA SARSAT) trust McMurdo solutions to expedite and enhance the rescue process.  McMurdo also designed and installed the world’s longest contiguous coastal surveillance system with 3000km of coverage in Indonesia and including  the Malacca Strait, arguably the world’s most important trade route and second busiest waterway.

For tomorrow, we are leading the design, development and deployment of MEOSAR, the next-generation version of COSPAS-SARSAT that is expected to further reduce rescue times with innovative features such as, near-instantaneous beacon detection and Return Link Service.  And, we’re creating new, innovative hardware, software and cloud-based solutions based on the MEOSAR system – all with McMurdo technology at its core.

So, feel confident deploying systems that prevent emergencies, protect assets and save lives knowing that you are backed by the global leader in emergency readiness and response with over 150 years of combined experience.

McMurdo.  Trusted for Life in Government.


McMurdo Government Solutions

McMurdo has a number of products used in a variety of government application areas.  Please contact your local McMurdo government partner or click here to request more information.

Individuals Working in McMurdo's Emergency Readiness and Response Experience Center

Search and Rescue Agencies

McMurdo provides the world’s only complete, end-to-end emergency readiness and response solution including distress beacons, search and rescue satellite infrastructure, mission control and rescue coordination centers.  Professional services and maintenance programs ensure that these mission-critical systems are available when needed.

  • McMurdo’s COSPAS-SARSAT and MEOSAR systems including PRISMA MCCNet, PRISMA RCCNet are used by the world’s leading SAR authorities.

Law Enforcement Helicopter Flying in the Clouds

Law Enforcement

McMurdo provides ruggedized communications and safety devices used by the law enforcement organizations around the globe to keep citizens safe and secure.