Air Force calls on General Dynamics for radios

The Air Force Special Operations Command has awarded an $8.9 million contract to General Dynamics Corp. for delivery of 1,402 combat search-and-rescue radios, the company announced. The contract was awarded to General Dynamics C4 Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics of Falls Church, Va.

The AN/PRC-112G radio, the latest in the General Dynamics line of combat radios, provides terminal guidance, encrypted two-way messaging, satellite communications and global positioning system location capabilities.

More than 31,000 AN/PRC-112 radios have been manufactured and fielded by General Dynamics since 1980.

The combat search and rescue radio 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.

Doug Beizer is a staff writer for Government Computer News' sister publication, Washington Technology.

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Doug Beizer is a staff writer for Federal Computer Week.

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