ACR ARTEX makes ‘personal locator beacons’ with which stranded ships or aircraft crews can give an alarm via the Cospas-Sarsat 406 MHz network. ACR ARTEX also produces an Iridium based Short Burst Data (SBD) network. Cospas-Sarsat relies on the globally known Search and Rescue network, where ships announce their position by means of a locator beacon. Through the SBD network, stranded crews and rescue units can exchange messages and global tracking takes place. Unlike the General Dynamics Hook 2 and 3, this modern equipment does not use the military 121.5 and 243 MHz band.
SurCom maintains SLB-200 equipment for the Dutch air force. This equipment is attached to the ejector seat and is part of the standard equipment of pilots. The SLB-200 makes limited use of the military band by giving frequent position updates.
The product catalog contains a number of examples of equipment that we can supply.