More military rescue radios ordered by Air Force

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. The U.S. Air Force ordered another 336 Combat Survivor Evader Locator (CSEL) radios from Boeing, who will also upgrade the system’s global base station network.

U.S. military personnel use the global CSEL communication system to help rescue downed pilots and other warfighters in danger. A user transmits position, location, and situational information through line-of-sight two-way voice and data, beacon, or over-the-horizon communication paths.

The new will be the latest configuration, which has non- beacon and secure texting capabilities. Base station upgrades will enhance hardware and software to improve communication speeds and provide more network and information protection.

The new orders have a combined total value of about $9.7 million.

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