Combat Search & Rescue Radios
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A LIFELINE FOR ISOLATED PERSONNEL
For more than 30 years, General Dynamics’ Combat Search and Rescue (CSAR) radios have provided a reliable lifeline to ensure that isolated military personnel can be located with confidence. In a search and rescue operation, time is of the essence, and luck is not a strategy.
HOOK3 Combat Survival Radio
Now Cospas-Sarsat & GPS SAASM Approved, M-Code Upgradeable
Our new HOOK3 Combat Survival Radio (CSR) is significantly smaller, lighter, and has better power efficiency than previous HOOK2 radios. It includes a new auto-activation feature that automatically transmits location data when G-Force or salt water is detected.
Combat Search & Rescue Radio Products
U.S. Air Force Utilizes HOOK3 Radio During Simulated Rescue Mission
Our HOOK3 Combat Survival Radio team recently joined an Air Force Operational Unit Evaluation which included a simulated search and rescue mission to locate a downed NASA crew.
The exercise simulated a launch abort and subsequent splashdown in the Atlantic Ocean, out of range and out of reach of existing planned rescue resources.
Complete Combat Search & Rescue Solution
The General Dynamics HOOK3 CSAR System provides multiple communication paths to support all phases of a combat search and rescue mission. The system is comprised of the HOOK3 radio, the handheld Quickdraw2 Interrogator, and the SATCOM Base Station. Our HOOK3 system delivers field-proven capability, encrypted two-way messaging, GPS positioning data, and turns virtually any aircraft into a CSAR platform simply by plugging the Quickdraw2 into the intercom.
General Dynamics Mission Systems to Provide Federal Aviation Administration with Radios for Backup Emergency Air Traffic Control Communications
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has chosen General Dynamics Mission Systems to provide new URC-300E transceivers as part of their Emergency Transceiver Replacement (ETR) program.
The URC-300 is a versatile platform that supports multiple waveforms and provides exceptional radio frequency (RF) performance to support ground-to-air, line-of-sight and other mission critical applications.
Fairfax, VA. – General Dynamics Mission Systems will be one of four our business units of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) participating in the Association of the U.S. Army’s 2020 Annual Meeting & Exposition, held virtually October 13 -16.