This website uses cookies to manage authentication, navigation, and other functions. By using our website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.

Boeing receives order from the US Air Force for 336 Combat Survivor Evader Locator radios

a
World Defense & Security Industry News - Boeing Defense
 
 
Boeing receives order from the US Air Force for 336 Combat Survivor Evader Locator radios
 
Boeing announced yesterday, January 15, that it will deliver an additional 336 Combat Survivor Evader Locator (CSEL) radios, and upgrade the system’s global base station network, through new orders from the U.S. Air Force with a combined total value of about $9.7 million.
     
Boeing announced yesterday, January 15, that it will deliver an additional 336 Combat Survivor Evader Locator (CSEL) radios, and upgrade the system’s global base station network, through new orders from the U.S. Air Force with a combined total value of about $9.7 million. Boeing Defense Combat Survivor Evader Locator (CSEL) AN/PRQ-7 radio
     
The U.S. military uses the global CSEL communication system to aid the rescue of downed pilots and other warfighters in danger. A user transmits position, location and situational information via line-of-sight two-way voice and data, beacon, or over-the-horizon communication paths.

CSEL radios save lives, so we are honored to support the United States military with this continued production,” said Steve Capps, Boeing CSEL program manager.

The new radios will be the latest configuration, including non-GPS beacon and secure texting capabilities. Base station upgrades will modernize hardware and software to improve communication speeds and provide greater network and information protection. An integral component of the CSEL System, the AN/PRQ-7 is a multifunction Handheld radio that provides the warfighter the ability to securely communicate position and text messages through the CSEL UHFSATCOM network. This system enables the user to transmit and receive position and text message using a SECURE UHFSATCOM data link to the CSEL UHFSATCOM Base Station and National Asset system.

With more than 54,000 hand-held radios delivered to date, CSEL is the Department of Defense's program of record for combat search and rescue communications. The radios also are available to other U.S. government service branches through the General Services Administration.