The royal air force of Oman has signed a $1.5 million contract with SARBE for new generation beacons to replace SARBE 6 beacons by the end of this year. The previous generation beacons will become obsolete on February 1, 2009, as analog transmissions will no longer be monitored by the COSPAS-SARSAT network. Beyond that date only 406MHz signals will be detected. SARBE is a division of Signature Industries, which in April purchased McMurdo Marine Electronics (previously part of Chemring) to create the world’s largest supplier of satellite communication survival radios.
Frequency Change Ups Orders for Beacons
- June 18, 2007, 5:45 AM