Search and Rescue with Confidence

The HOOK3™ Combat Survival Radio (CSR) provides direct, line-of-sight voice and encrypted two-way data communications that help combat search and rescue teams quickly locate and rescue downed pilots and isolated military personnel. The radio sends encrypted global positioning information, user identification and situation reports to provide rescue teams and aircraft operating in hazardous conditions with quick and accurate location information. The new HOOK3 radio is significantly smaller, lighter and has better power efficiency than previous CSAR radios, allowing a crew member to carry a single radio as opposed to multiple pieces of equipment.
  • Automatically activates when G-Force or saltwater is detected
  • Fully compatible with existing HOOK2 assets (HOOK2 radios, QuickDraw2, SATCOM Base Station)
  • Smaller, lighter and better power efficiency than previous CSAR radios
  • Supports multiple Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS)
  • Shorter time to first fix Web browser administration (no Program Loader block) 

Product Details

Features

Radios HOOK3 Combat Search and Rescue - Infographic V5Interoperable with all HOOK2® family radios, Quickdraw2 and SATCOM Base Station in use by U.S. and international customers, the HOOK3 CSR is ideal for unilateral or coalition operations. The user-friendly CSR transceiver is software defined, meaning new features, waveforms and software upgrades can be added as they become available.

Terminal Area Communications & Terminal Area Guidance (TAC/TAG)

The new HOOK3 radio features direct, line-of-sight voice and encrypted two-way data communications between survivor and rescue forces (TAC). In addition, the radio incorporates a PLS DME transponder and beacon for terminal guidance (TAG). For assured communications with rescue personnel, the radio communicates to our plug-and-play Quickdraw2® Interrogator onboard a wide variety of rescue platforms, and can also be interrogated by the Rockwell Collins RSC 125G or Cubic PLS AN/ARS-6(V12). Because the radio automatically responds to interrogations, rescue forces can extract the survivor’s GPS coordinates from the radio without operator intervention.

Secure Information in Just One Button Press

The upgraded CSR sends encrypted global positioning data (lat/long), user identification code, text messages, and situation reports. This provides quick and accurate location and rescue information for air crews, forward air controllers, and personnel operating in hazardous conditions. A single, short encrypted burst to CSAR aircraft offers low risk of detection and interception. Two-way SATCOM and 406 SARSAT beacon modes provide a real-time, direct, over-the-horizon communications path between survivor and rescue personnel.

One Radio for Downed Aircrew Search & Rescue Response

The CSR allows a crew member to carry a single radio and satisfy Emergency Location Transmitter (ELT) or Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) functions. It will auto-activate with either G-Force or salt water and transmit location data through 406 Cospas-Sarsat or the HOOK waveform. It can also be configured for 121.5 MHz or 243 MHz swept tone beacon.

Additional Features & Benefits

  • User friendly, software-defined transceiver enables waveforms and software upgrades to be added as they become available
  • Smaller size allows crew members to carry a single radio to satisfy Emergency Location Transmitter (ELT) or Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) functions
  • Single, short encrypted bursts sent to CSAR aircraft significantly lowers risk or detection and interception
  • Two-way SATCOM and 406 SARSAT beacon modes provide a real-time, over-the-horizon communications path between survivor and rescue personnel
  • Configurable for 121.5 MHz or 243 MHz swept tone beacon
  • Option for P(Y) SAASM GPS Receiver

Specifications

 

HOOK3 Datasheet

 

 

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Frequency Range 121.5, 123.1 MHz; 225–320 MHz; 406 SARSAT
Tuning increments 25 KHz steps (LOS); 5 KHz steps (SATCOM)
Frequency stability ± 1ppm
Modulation AM voice; AM swept-tone beacon; PLS DME; Transponder mode: BPSK/OOK;
HOOK mode: MSK 1200 BPS; SARSAT mode: BPSK; SATCOM mode: BPSK
Data burst Encrypted (LOS and SATCOM) includes ID, GPS Coordinates and Text Message
Operating modes Voice
Swept-tone beacon
PLS DME transponder
GPS Interrogation (LOS or SATCOM)
406 SARSAT
UHF SATCOM
Weight 22 oz. with battery (without SAASM)
Size (with battery) 6.4 in x 2.90 in x 1.56 in
6.4 in x 2.90 in x 1.90 in with SAASM
Operational temp. –40°C to +55°C
Storage temp. –40°C to +80°C
Battery Primary and Rechargeable Batteries
Battery life >50H SARSAT Battery Saver

 

 

Receiver Characteristics

Sensitivity (typical) –100dBm (VHF AM Voice)
–104dBm (UHF AM Voice)
–138dBm (UHF SATCOM data)
IF selectivity (typical) <6 dB @ Fo ± 30 KHz
>50 dB @ Fo ±140 KHz
Spurious response 50 dB(typical)
Image response 40 dB min.
Audio response 500 Hz to 3500 Hz
Distortion (typical) 10 percent
Audio output (typical) 50 milliwatts

 

Transmitter Characteristics

Average power 1 Watt – UHF;
200 mW – VHF
406 SARSAT 5.0W min.
UHF SATCOM 5.0W ± 2 dB
Modulation 86% AM
Harmonics ≤30 dB below carrier
Distortion 5% typical at 86% modulation

 

GPS/Navigation

GPS General Characteristics - Civilian: C/A state-of-the-art GPS Receiver, parallel L1 band only; multiple international constellations supported
- Military SAASM (opt): 12 channel, L1 and L2 bands.
Sensitivity Civilian: -145 dBm
Military: -132 dBm
Accuracy Civilian: < 25 meters
Navigation up to 250 waypoints
Coordinate system Geodetic (lat./long.) GEO, GEO2, UTM, MGRS

 

Ancillaries

  • Primary and Rechargeable batteries
  • Primary Communication Antenna
  • Spare Antenna
  • Remote Antenna Kit
  • Earphones
  • Headset with microphone
  • USB Provisioning cable
  • DS-101 Key Fill cable
  • Protective Faceplate/Display Cover
  • AC/DC Battery Eliminator(s)
  • Pouch
  • Antenna Adapters
  • Battery Charger