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Research, Development, Test and Evaluation: Research and Development Center

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RDC Center

The Research and Development Center (RDC), 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.

Planning a Visit

The Coast Guard RDC is located in the historic Fort Trumball 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 Staion. Taxis are allowed to enter the parking lot for drop-off and pick-up of visitors

RDC LogoThe RDC is a controlled-access facility. Prior arrangements must be made with an RDC point of contact before conducting a visit.

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Last Modified 8/7/2014