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Personnel Recovery Device

Second-Generation Personal Locator Beacon

Personnel Recovery Device


RF Specification

406 MHz IAW Cospas-Sarsat documents T.018 and T.021, 360-425 MHz Customer specified

GPS Specification

Type 50 channel L1/CA code
Coordinate System, Geodetic Lat/Long WGS-84


2" x 1.5" x 4.5"


<12 oz with batteries


Safran Federal Systems’ Personnel Recovery Device is the world’s first personal locator beacon built specifically for the US Army that utilizes the Second Generation Cospas-Sarsat signaling technology for the most demanding search and rescue environments. It’s a robust, ruggedized, dual mode, user-friendly beacon that has introduced many new innovations in this version of the modern beacon.

This is the smallest, most capable PRD designed to meet Army-specific requirements.

–        Portable

–        Rugged

–        Secure

State of the Art Design

  • Weighs a mere 7 ounces

  • Operates continuously over a 36-48 hour period

  • Wraparound flexible antenna

  • Commercial GNSS chipset

  • Operated by a single hand even when wearing CBRN gloves

More Key Features

  • Simultaneously supports the critical CONOPS as a device of last resort for electronic distress alerting

  • Designed to meet MIL-STD environmental conditions
  • Provides a simple user interface
  • Field/User replaceable CR-123 batteries

  • Dual mode capability; Adaptable to customer requirements

  • Second-generation 406 MHz Distress Signaling Capability
  • Extremely Low-SWaP Form Factor

Click to download the Personnel Recovery Device data sheets. 

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