Auto-Loc Cargo Hook System Product Number 528-048-00

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TALON Auto-Loc Cargo Hook

This specialized remote cargo hook system allows pilots to pick up and drop off pre-rigged loads from unmanned locations. The system is made up of two components: an Auto-Loc cargo hook (which is suspended from the belly of the helicopter on a longline) and a Target (which is attached to the load in advance and left unattended). The pilot slings the hook onto the target to automatically lock the pair together, then lifts the load for transport. The pilot can release the load by either setting it down on the ground or releasing it in air. No ground crew needs to be present during the loading/unloading operations.


Cargo Hook only; for complete assembly see P/N 210-300-00 for details.


  • Simple, Low-Weight System: Consists of two components: the hook and the target. The target weighs just 15 lb. (6.4 kg) and folds up for easy storage and transport. Attach the target hardpoint to your load using a shackle or other rigging, and place the target upright on the ground for unattended pickup by a helicopter.
  • Increases Safety: Ground crew don't have to attach loads to the hook under a hovering helicopter, reducing hazardous conditions.
  • Increased Efficiency: Loads can be rigged in advance for pickup at a later time; ground crew don't need to be present to attach loads to the hook during active lifting.
  • Dual-Actuation Release Lever: Helps eliminate accidental releases caused by contact with foreign objects. The lever must be pinched together to open the hook. But it's easy for the ground crew to open, even with gloves!
  • Surefire® Release Technology: An integrated electronic circuit is added inside the cargo hook to provide about a half-second delay from when the electrical release button is pressed until the hook opens. This helps guard against inadvertent releases by requiring a firm, half-second press of the hook release button.


  • Part Number528-048-00
  • Unit Weight 46 lb. (21 kg)
  • Design Load 6,614 lb. (3,000 kg)
  • Typical Overhaul 5 years/1,000 hours