General Dynamics Introduces New HOOK3 Combat Survival Radio08-08-2017
General Dynamics Mission Systems introduces the new HOOK3™ Combat Survival Radio (CSR). The new radio provides direct line-of-sight voice and encrypted two-way data communications to help combat search and rescue teams quickly and accurately locate and rescue downed pilots and isolated military personnel. The HOOK3 was designed using feedback from military personnel who rely on a survival radio in emergency situations. The new radio automatically activates and securely transmits location data when specific G-Force or the presence of salt water is detected by the radio.
The HOOK3 radio is 30 percent smaller and 40 percent lighter than the HOOK2® radio, and has a smaller, longer lasting battery. In addition, the embedded GPS module has 32 channels enabling a faster position acquisition time, more accurate position reporting and better performance under forested or densely vegetated areas or near structures. The radio transmits encrypted GPS, user identification, situation reports and other critical information to rescue teams and aircraft in short bursts to reduce the risk of detection. The radio can also use multiple Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS).
Source: General Dynamics
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