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Friday, April 25, 2014

Boeing to Develop New Radio System for US Air Force

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[Avionics Today April 25, 2014] The U.S. Air Force issued a four-year $32.5 million contract to Boeing to develop a new system enabling the rescue of downed pilots and warfighters.

Under the contract, Boeing will develop the Combat Survivor Evader Locator (CSEL), consisting of hand-held radios, satellite relays and four global base stations. 

"With this first-ever multi-year CSEL support contract, Boeing will be able to provide reliable, long-term service for this essential system," said Steve Capps, Boeing CSEL program manager. "This agreement also eliminates our annual proposal costs for the next three years and helps maintain a more stable employment base over the life of the contract." 

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