The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] in September delivered the 13,000th Combat Survivor Evader Locator (CSEL) communications system to the Joint Services.
CSEL is the U.S. Department of Defense's program of record for Combat Search and Rescue communications. In July, the U.S. Air Force awarded Boeing a $107 million full-rate production contract for an additional 15,452 CSEL radios and supporting equipment.
"We're working hard to ensure the safety of those who place themselves in harm's way, and we're very proud to know that CSEL is playing a key role in that mission," said Michael Bates, Boeing CSEL program manager.
Boeing developed the CSEL system under contract to the U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center at Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif. Currently, Boeing is conducting planned program improvements under contract to the U.S. Air Force Electronics Systems Center at Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass.