General Dynamics' 30,000th Combat Search and Rescue Radio Goes to Work for
U.S. Air Force
HOOK2® combat search and rescue system has been a vital link for rescuing
downed pilots, aircrews and isolated personnel for more than 30 years.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Dec. 19, 2012
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Dec.19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- General Dynamics C4 Systems'
recent delivery of 674 AN/PRC-112G® radios to the U.S. Air Force included the
30,000^th 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
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.
More information about the HOOK2 system and the AN/PRC-112G radio is available
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General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), please visit www.gdc4s.com.
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