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.
U.S. Air Force search and rescue teams used General Dynamics' HOOK3 Combat Survival Radio during a simulated rescue mission to locate a NASA crew in the water after an aborted launch.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – General Dynamics Mission Systems received a contract from the U.S. Air Force to supply more than 140 CM-300/350 V2 Air Traffic Control (ATC) radios, replacing existing ATC radios currently operating at U.S. Air Force in Europe (USAFE) locations.
The new waveform is software that adds the MUOS capability to software-defined DMR radios, and improves secure voice, video and data communications across the MUOS satellite communications (SATCOM) network.