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AN/PRQ-7 CSEL CSAR Handheld Radio (HHR) PN: 4866112-101 NSN: 5820-01-499-4473

AN/PRQ-7 CSEL CSAR Handheld Radio (HHR)An integral component of the CSEL System, the AN/PRQ-7 is a multifunction Handheld radio that provides the warfighter the ability to securely communicate position and text messages through the CSEL UHFSATCOM network. This system enables the user to transmit and receive position and text message using a SECURE UHFSATCOM data link to the CSEL UHFSATCOM Base Station and National Asset system.


  • Software Programmable and Upgradable
  • SAASM-based GPS Receiver for precise navigation (up to 100 Waypoints)
  • Receive Over the Horizon (OTH) Waypoints and Text Messages
  • All OTH transmits acknowledged by CSEL UHF Base Station
  • NSA certified encryption and decryption of OTH and LOS messages
  • Unclassified when keyed
  • Night vision goggle compatible LCD Text/Graphic Backlit Display
  • Wideband flat-blade antenna
  • Cold climate glove compatible keypad
  • Rugged, Tested IAW MIL-STD-810
    • 26 drops from 4 feet to concrete
    • -20°C to +55°C Operating Temperature Range
    • 10 meter immersion
    • 32 ounces (38 ounces with rechargeable battery)
  • Without COMSEC or GPS keys, the HHR provides the following default capabilities:
    • C/A Code GPS geo-location and navigation
    • 100 Waypoints Storage
    • COSPAS/SARSAT Beacon
    • 4 VHF/UHF Voice Frequencies (Guard Channels)
    • Swept Tone AM Beacon
    • Full Function BIT

Planned Upgrades:

  • Software upgrade delivering compatibility with Terminal Area Communication (TAC)