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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

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.

HOOK2 Combat Search & Rescue Radio

Our HOOK2 radio gives isolated personnel a secure and reliable means of alerting rescue crews where they are. The last thing you should have to worry about is your radio failing.

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.

Quickdraw2 Interrogator

The Quickdraw2® Interrogator plugs into the intercom system of virtually any aircraft, transforming it into a CSAR platform. Rescue crews in the aircraft can talk directly to survivors on the ground with TAC/TAG capability.

SATCOM Base Station

The SATCOM Base Station is designed for global, in-theater and on-the-move operations. This Base Station provides secure Over-the-Horizon (OTH) data communications with PRC-112G radios.

GPS-112 Program Loader

The GPS-112 Program Loader allows users to upload new software into and program the HOOK2 PRC-112G and PRC-112B1 transceivers and the Quickdraw2 Interrogators.