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search and rescue

[′sərch ən ′res‚kyü]
(engineering)
The use of aircraft, surface craft, submarines, specialized rescue teams and equipment to search for and rescue personnel in distress on land or at sea.

search and rescue (SAR)

The use of aircraft, surface craft, submarines, and specialized rescue teams and equipment to search for and rescue personnel in distress on land or at sea. This type of operation when carried out in the face of the enemy is called combat search and rescue.
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The combat search and rescue unit will be part of the Air Force's Air Combat Command and Davis-Monthan is already a part of that command.
Part of the HOOK2 System, the AN/PRC-112G radio sends encrypted global positioning information, user identification, situation reports and other critical information to combat search and rescue aircraft in short bursts to reduce the risk of detection and interception.
Only 20 missions were classified as combat search and rescue.
We sent 35 combat search and rescue helicopters to New Orleans to search for trapped survivors.
1, all of the Air Force's combat search and rescue units, including those within Air Force Reserve Command, were transferred to Air Force Special Operations Command at Hurlburt Field, Fla.
Duluth also provided the deck for two combat search and rescue HH-60H Seahawks participating in the capture of two Iraqi oil platforms.
EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE - Edwards Air Force Base is being considered as a home for a combat search and rescue wing that could bring as many as 850 airmen and their families to the High Desert.
Cubic's Communications & Electronics Business Unit recently delivered two prototype systems to the UAE, which ordered a total of 28 units for installation aboard Puma helicopters used for combat search and rescue.
Air Force to build 21 C130J Super Hercules to replace aging fleets of combat search and rescue HC-130s and special operations MC130s.
The Air Force is preparing to award a contract worth as much as $500 million over the next five years to provide training for its combat search and rescue personnel.
As a result when the CSAR forces launched off they knew exactly where the downed crew members were and exactly one hour and a half from the time those two guys hit the ground they were picked up by combat search and rescue.
Once in place, SEALs conducted strategic reconnaissance, early warning patrols, hydrographic reconnaissance, direct action, mine hunting, and combat search and rescue.
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