Orolia introduced SecureFind, its next-generation Combat search and Rscue (CSAR) beacon at the annual AUSA meeting in Washington last week.

In addition to protecting critical assets and ‘leaving no one behind,’ CSAR technology can significantly enhance military operations by avoiding the loss of sensitive information and technology, avoiding hostage situations and helping to prevent conflict escalation.

SecureFind is based on Orolia’s proven search and rescue technology suite, backed by over 30 years of innovation and selected by military forces for CSAR missions. The wearable base unit includes an open channel search and rescue solution, for military use in training or test mode. It can also be configured with a customer-defined, secure channel solution for covert operations. This versatile CSAR solution operates with a silent, push-button functionality that does not require voice activation. SecureFind enables military forces to precisely and safely execute CSAR missions, with optional Assured Positioning, Navigation and Timing (PNT) technology that prevents GPS signal interference, spoofing and jamming.

There is no greater need for urgency, stealth and precision than when military personnel are isolated in rugged environments or behind enemy lines,” commented Orolia’s VP Defense Programs, Paul Zweers. “As the only end-to-end provider of Assured PNT technology, Orolia is proud to introduce SecureFind for covert military operations – even when GPS signals are unavailable.”

Software-defined, wearable communications technology is now more important than ever on today’s air, land, sea and cyber battlefields,” added company CEO, Jean-Yves Courtois. “CSAR missions are just the beginning of potential uses for this resilient military technology, which can ensure reliable positioning, navigation and timing data in any operating environment. Orolia’s solutions are tailored to support today’s soldiers, and engineered with a view toward the future of global military networks.”

The standard SecureFind solution is available at a price point that could enable thousands of soldiers, sailors and airmen to benefit from this new battlefield technology. More advanced functionality is also available, such as the ability to change signals on the go for additional security, to detect and mitigate GPS jamming and spoofing, and to generate important strategic information such as virtual battlefield maps of jamming and spoofing activity.

Orolia offers a cost-effective, modular approach to Assured PNT, with a flexible, open architecture that integrates easily with legacy systems. This layered platform meets critical technology requirements without over-engineering a solution that is complex, expensive and difficult to maintain.

The routine insertion of a wearable beacon could significantly improve rescue and medical intervention success rates in CSAR scenarios. (Photo via Wikipedia Commons)

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