The order covers radio set and adapter spares, rechargeable batteries and battery adapters, all to be delivered by August 2009.
‘Boeing’s CSEL is the first military end-to-end system that provides multi-satellite communications and the latest military GPS module in a small, rugged, lightweight handheld unit,’ said CSEL programme manager Mike Bates. ‘With CSEL, rescue teams can locate isolated personnel instantly. Within seconds of being grounded, a soldier has the ability to press one button and provide his or her identification and location to a UHF base station.’
CSEL also provides two-way secure data communications.
This contract brings the total number of CSEL units ordered by the US Air Force, Army, Navy and Marine Corps to 31,724 units.