Air Force orders Combat Search and Rescue radios from General Dynamics

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., 1 Sept. 2005. General Dynamics C4 Systems has received an $8.9 million delivery order from the U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command for 1,402 AN/PRC-112G combat search and rescue (CSAR) radios, bringing the total number of HOOK2 GPS CSAR radios sold to more than 16,000 units worldwide.

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., 1 Sept. 2005. General Dynamics C4 Systems has received an $8.9 million delivery order from the U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command for 1,402 AN/PRC-112G combat search and rescue (CSAR) radios, bringing the total number of HOOK2 GPS CSAR radios sold to more than 16,000 units worldwide.

The AN/PRC-112G, the latest in the General Dynamics family of CSAR radios, provides terminal guidance, encrypted two-way messaging, satellite communications and GPS-location capabilities to ensure quick, secure location and rescue of downed aircrews and other forces. Since 1980, more than 31,000 AN/PRC-112 radios have been manufactured and fielded by General Dynamics.

The General Dynamics CSAR system provides direct line-of-sight and over-the-horizon communications between downed personnel and their rescuers, broad communications functionality with manned or unmanned aircraft and communication with commercial and search and rescue satellite systems. The latest generation of the company's CSAR radio is interoperable with search and rescue equipment common to other coalition partners and with other General Dynamics survival radios.

"Warfighters operate in isolated and hostile places so the AN/PRC-112G is their lifeline. General Dynamics has worked hard to earn the confidence the Air Force has in our solution and we remain utterly committed to their mission," said Chris Brady, vice president of Assured Communications Systems at General Dynamics C4 Systems.

General Dynamics C4 Systems is a leading integrator of secure communication and information systems and technology. With more than 10,000 employees worldwide, the company specializes in command and control, communications networking, space systems, computing and information assurance for defense, government and select commercial customers in the United States and abroad. For more information, see www.gdc4s.com.

General Dynamics, headquartered in Falls Church, Va., employs approximately 70,800 people worldwide and had 2004 revenue of $19.2 billion. The company is a market leader in mission-critical information systems and technologies; land and expeditionary combat systems, armaments and munitions; shipbuilding and marine systems; and business aviation. For more information, see www.generaldynamics.com.

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