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General Dynamics unveils Hook3
General Dynamics has introduced a new Combat Survival Radio (CSR) designed to provide direct line-of-sight voice and two-way data communications to help combat search and rescue teams quickly and accurately locate and rescue downed military pilots, air crew and isolated personnel, the company announced on 27 July.
The Hook3 radio automatically activates and securely transmits location data when specific G-Force or the presence of salt water is detected. It is 30 percent smaller and 40 percent lighter than the company's Hook2 radio, and has a smaller, longer lasting battery.
With an embedded GPS module and 32 channels, the system enables a faster position acquisition time, more accurate positioning, and performs better under forested or densely vegetated areas or near structures. The radio transmits encrypted GPS, situation reports and user identification data to support rescue teams and aircraft in short bursts to reduce detection risks.
The Hook3 is interoperable with Hook2 radios, Quickdraw2 and SATCOM base station systems used by US military and its allies. The transceiver will enable new features, waveforms and software upgrades to be integrated as they become available.
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