Military Embedded Systems

More Boeing search and rescue radios ordered by Air Force


February 03, 2014

John McHale

Editorial Director

Military Embedded Systems

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. U.S. Air Force officials ordered 2,550 more Combat Survivor Evader Locator (CSEL) radios – which are used in the rescue of downed pilots and other warfighters in dangerous situations. The contract is valued at $24 million.

The CSEL is a global emergency call system that helps recover warfighters in harm's way and is used not only by the Air Force, but also by the Army, Marine Corps, and Navy for search and rescue (SAR) operations. The system consists of hand-held radios, over-the-horizon relays, and other ground and user equipment.

Boeing has delivered about 55,000 CSEL radios so far. These deliveries are scheduled for later this year and also 2015.


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