Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Personnel Recovery Upgrades for Military

The Pentagon is purchasing some new equipment to help in the rescue of military personnel behind enemy lines. Two new contracts, one for the Navy and one for the Air Force, will provide new individual signaling equipment for rescue and aid Personnel Recovery organizations in the rescue planning and execution. The Navy is buying "Man Overboard Indicators" from a firm called BriarTek - which are miniature radios that transmit a water-activated alarm when a sailor falls off a ship. The Air Force is upgrading its "Combat Survivor Evader Locator (CSEL)" with a contract with Boeing. When activated by the Isolated Person (IP) the CSEL handheld radio transmits the GPS location and identification. The Army also issues and trains selected personnel in the use of the CSEL. Learn more about these two projects in "Pentagon Boost Ability to Rescue Men Overboard or Behind Enemy Lines", Time Swampland, January 9, 2014. (photo by SSgt Eric Harris, Nov 17, 2012).

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