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The PRM-5120 is a discrete secure body-wearable covert radio, developed by Thales (formerly: Racal) in Bracknell (UK) in the early 2000s as part of the Cougar 2000 product line. The device is intended for concealed use during observations, VIP protection and covert operations, and is used by police forces, the Ministry of Defense (MoD) and security services in various countries. Like its predecessor, the Racal PRM-4735, it has no controls and accepts the same accessories.

  • MA-5125 RCU, wired remote control unit (8 channels)
  • MA-5130 CLU, clip-on microphone/speaker combination (100 channels) 1
  • MA-5137 Standard crypto module
  • MA-5187 Special crypto module
  1. For non-covert use.

Technical specifications
  • 2 or 4 level Digital FSK modulation
  • Clear (analogue) Mode (12.5 or 25 kHz raster, with CTCSS) F3E
  • 16 kb/s (or 12 kb/s) CVSD digital modulation at 25 kHz bandwidth (F1E)
  • VHF-H band: 136-174 MHz 1
  • UHF band: 440-512 MHz 1
  • RF output power 0.5 or 2W (programmable)
  • Optional MA-5137 or MA-5187 encryption module
  • 4 crypto keys (A, B, C and D)
  • TARIFF data protocol (for ancillaries)
  1. VHF-H and UHF refers to different models.

  1. Thales Defence Ltd, Cougar 2000 - PRM 5120 Covert Personal Radio
    7319-1/0301/1384D. Date unknown. Retrieved May 2015.
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