Case Study: Norsat Helps The United States Air Force Stay ‘Above All’ Rescue Operations

The 31st Rescue Squadron is responsible for disaster relief missions, rescue missions and emergency response, especially the organization and management of resources for dealing with all humanitarian aspects of emergencies (preparedness and recovery). There is a need for seamless communication between personnel for rescues in diverse environments, whether it be from a helicopter or fixed-wing aircraft, on the ground, in a crowded city or remote mountainous terrain. There are instances where Airmen may even be deployed for sensitive equipment recovery, hostage rescue missions and classified jobs. To facilitate this need of secure unified communication, Norsat’s CFK-100E compact satcom fly-away kits were selected as ideal products.