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US Coast Guard Research and Development Center Groton


1 Chelsea Street
, New London, CT 06320

USCG R&D Center Groton

USCG Research & Development Groton is one of the few military facilities operated by the United States Coast Guard in this state. It is the only facility of its kind in this armed force. It is responsible for taking all the research studies, evaluation, test and development of various systems and equipments to be implemented and adopted by the US Coast Guard. There are no other similar facilities in the country – hence the importance of this center. It is one of the few installations that are constantly upgraded and updated with the latest technologies on the market.


R & D Center provides effective solutions for all the operations the US Coast Guard involves in. The experts operating this center maintain an impressive amalgam of technologies and projects that deal with all the operations, no matter how impressive or insignificant they are. Believe it or not, it is the one and only center that performs such studies and research operations to support the missions. The research studies cover absolutely any objective of the armed forces. Among the most important ones, you can count detention of drug smugglers, issues with the oil and hazardous spills, the safety of the maritime environment or the commercial performance. These are some of the basic acts that constantly require improvements.


The Research and Development Program is comprised of scientists, engineers, and support personnel who are uniquely qualified and positioned to introduce science and technology into the Coast Guard. Research and Development personnel have both expertise on, and experience with, the business practices (missions, policies, plans and processes) of the operational and support personnel accomplishing the missions of the Coast Guard, as well as the knowledge of existing and emerging science and technology. We use these strengths to help the Coast Guard improve through technology and become an essential element of the Coast Guard performance improvement.

Arriving at R & D Center Groton
Providence, R.I./T.F. Green Airport is approximately 50 miles from the RDC. Livery Limited offers sedan service for a fee; call (860) 599-8840.


Bradley International Airport is approximately 63 miles from the RDC. Livery Limited offers sedan service for a fee; call (860) 599-8840.


Groton-New London Airport is approximately 6 miles from the RDC. Private planes and 
charter services utilize this airport. There are no commercial airline services at this facility.