GD 30,000th Combat Search and Rescue Radio Goes to Work for USAF
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GD 30,000th Combat Search and Rescue Radio Goes to Work for USAF

General Dynamics C4 Systems’ recent delivery of 674 AN/PRC-112G® radios to the U.S. Air Force included the 30,000th combat search and rescue (CSAR) radio fielded by General Dynamics. The PRC-112 radio, which is part of the HOOK2® CSAR system, has been connecting downed military pilots, aircrew and isolated personnel to search and rescue team members since the early 1980s.

“In Iraq, Afghanistan and around the world, the HOOK2 search and rescue system has helped to save the lives of military personnel isolated or in harm’s way during a mission” said Chris Marzilli, president of General Dynamics C4 Systems. “We continue to improve the system and deliver the technical expertise and training that are critical to successful combat search and rescue missions.”


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The HOOK2 CSAR system includes the AN/PRC-112G radio which is carried by pilots, aircrew and special operations personnel, providing them with secure, two-way communications and automated alerts that help rescue crews identify and locate them quickly. The airborne component of the system, the Quickdraw2® Interrogator, is used aboard the search and rescue aircraft to locate the position of personnel and send secure responses back to the AN/PRC-112G radio. A satellite communications base station helps CSAR teams to locate and communicate with the AN/PRC-112G radio over long distances.

In addition to the U.S. Department of Defense, the HOOK2 system is used by NATO and coalition partners in 29 countries.

Source : General Dynamics Corporation (NYSE: GD)

Published on ASDNews: Dec 20, 2012

 

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