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November 26, 2023

Air Force Practices Downed Pilot Recovery with USCG

Exercise Mosaic Tiger Hones Rescue Capabilities

The 347th Operations Support Squadron out of Moody AFB spent some quality time with the team of USCG Station Mayport, going over their water rescues for downed pilots as a part of "Mosaic Tiger 24-1". The weather off the Florida coast worsened to the point of calling off the actual exercise rescue, giving teams a bit of a 'snow day' as they met and mingled with each other ahead of the actual training to be held when everything clears. During the week, the teams from Moody worked with a trio of local Coast Guard stations including St. Petersburg and Cape Canaveral, aided by their safety boats as they practiced recovering targets for hoist operations.

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TEKEVER and CRFS Launch Signal-Sniffing UAS

“First Sub-Tactical UAS” Sports RF Receiver Payload for Target Geolocation OTH

TEKEVER, a “global leader in unmanned systems technology”, and CRFS, a “pioneer in building ultra-sensitive RF receivers” have put their heads together to create a fixed-wing UAV in the form of the AR5, an airborne bloodhound to ferret out radio signals of terrestrial targets. The alphabet soup of tactical and comms industry terms may be tough to parse for an outsider, but the gist of things is that the RFeye Node - a “lightweight and rugged RF receiver with a 11MHz IBW and a frequency range up to 40 GHz” - combines with the AR5, a tricycle-geared twin-engined fixed wing UAV. The combination of a lightweight RF module

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