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Thursday, March 30, 2006


This is coolbert:

I did a web search using Google to see what I can come up for the Caracal radio and found almost nothing.

I did find this under the web site for Thales. But Thales of England.


"Jaguar-V was the world's first frequency-hopping military VHF radio, and was sold to many countries worldwide, earning in excess of £300 million for the (then) Racal group. The development of the frequency-hopping and synchronization algorithms, and of the ASICs that implemented these, was carried out at TRT (UK) in the late 1970s. TRT was also involved later in the development of a compact handheld version, known as Caracal."

The Jaguar-V was the first frequency hopping radio, and led to the Caracal. Seems that Caracal=CA+Racal? Racal was and perhaps is a manufacturer of top-of-the-line military radios.

Caracal is described as:

"compact handheld version, known as Caracal" [CompactAdvancedRACAL [??]].

This presumably is the Special Forces pee-watt one watt transceiver with built-in encryption??

But I cannot find a thing on the internet about the Caracal. Maybe it is a classified version of the radio that information to is limited?? I doubt that.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

the radio frequency hopping caracal is made by french thales and it currently in use in iraq. its a small box. no big secret here/

11:40 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thales being the result of the merger of RACAL (UK company) and Thomson-CSF (French Company

3:48 AM


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