Combat Search & Rescue Radios
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 during search and rescue missions. In a search and rescue operation, time is of the essence, and luck is not a strategy.
When a crewmember activates one of our radios, they can be confident help is on the way. With more than 36,000 radios delivered to 36 countries, our radios provide a powerful, global, cost-effective solution for combat search and rescue for the military, paramilitary, law enforcement and government agencies.
HOOK3 Combat Survival Radio – Now Available & Shipping!
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. The HOOK3 radio is also fully compatible with the HOOK2 system.
Combat Search & Rescue Products
THE HOOK2 COMBAT SEARCH & RESCUE SYSTEM
The General Dynamics HOOK2 CSAR System is comprised of the HOOK2 radio, the handheld Quickdraw2 Interrogator, and the SATCOM Base Station. Our HOOK2 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.