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Boeing receives Combat Survivor Evader Locator order

4th February 2014 - 16:20 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


The US Air Force has awarded Boeing a $24 million contract for the supply of an additional 2,550 Combat Survivor Evader Locator (CSEL) radios. The company announced the contract on 3 February.

The CSEL radio is a global emergency call system that is used to recover pilots and other warfighters in dangerous situations. Used by the US Air Force, Army, Marine Corps and Navy for search and rescue operations, the system consists of hand-held radios, over-the-horizon relays and other ground and user equipment.

Steve Capps, CSEL program manager, Boeing, said: ‘CSEL radios have proven themselves to be instrumental in helping locate isolated personnel and getting them out of danger. Wherever they fight, our forces can depend on CSEL for secure satellite communications, line-of-sight voice connectivity, global position and navigation information, and beacon functions.’

Boeing also received separate contracts to enhance the capabilities and information security of the global CSEL base-station network.

Deliveries on the order are scheduled for 2014 and 2015.

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