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The Research and Development Center, located in New London, Conn. is the Coast Guard's sole facility performing research, development, and test and evaluation in support of the service's major missions.
The RDC is responsible for evaluating the feasibility and affordability of mission execution solutions and providing operational and risk-management analysis at all stages of the acquisition process.
When appropriate, the RDC collaborates with relevant professionals in the public and private sectors in order to leverage others’ expertise.
The Coast Guard RDC is located in the historic Fort Trumbull area of New London. Convenient to the Coast Guard Academy, naval submarine-base, and Old Mystic Village, the RDC sits along the shore of the Thames River, adjacent to Coast Guard Station New London and Barque Eagle at:
1 Chelsea Street
New London, CT 06320
The RDC is located a short taxi ride from the New London Train Station. Taxis are allowed to enter the parking lot for drop-off and pick-up of visitors.
The RDC is a controlled-access facility. Prior arrangements must be made with an RDC point of contact before conducting a visit.