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Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) Systems

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  1. CONNAN

    CONNAN Major ELITE MEMBER

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    Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) Systems from BAE SYSTEMS

    Enabling friendly forces to recognize friendly platforms among potential targets

    In peacetime or during conflict, it is critical to maintain a situational awareness that distinguishes friendly forces from hostiles or unknowns. BAE Systems’ identification friend or foe (IFF) systems enable friendly forces to recognize friendly platforms among potential targets in the battle space. This information provides critical lead time to counter an attack or prevent fratricide between friendly and/or coalition forces.

    IFF employs U.S.- and NATO-adopted Mark XIIA Mode 5 secure message formats to positively identify coalition forces and determine targets, both in the immediate battle space and well beyond a pilot's visual range. IFF systems include:

    * Long-range airborne IFF systems for the E-2C Hawkeye, the long-range airborne surveillance Mark XII IFF, and electronic countermeasures processing.
    * Combined interrogator and transponders for the F/A-18 and F-16 fighters, complete Mark XII identification systems.
    * Common transponders, in production for the U.S. Navy and Army that incorporate features required in today's global military and civil traffic air control environments.
    * Digital interrogators for airborne surveillance, naval and land-based air defense, and air traffic control applications.
    * Short-range portable interrogators, including man-portable and ground-to-air units that are compatible with all short-range air defense systems.
    * Data acquisition systems for air defense, weapon systems, air traffic control, and range instrumentation. BAE Systems also provides complete national IFF upgrades, including requirements surveys, equipment, installation, test, training, and full logistics support.

    IFF PRODUCTS AND COMPONENTS

    * Common transponders
    * Midair Collision Avoidance System
    * National MK XII IFF Upgrade
    * E-2C Hawkeye airborne interrogator IFF system

    Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) Systems - BAE Systems
     
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    CONNAN Major ELITE MEMBER

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    IDENTIFICATION FRIEND OR FOE & SURVEILLANCE SYSTEMS Telephonics' Surveillance Systems

    Telephonics' Surveillance Systems provide breakthrough performance in the detection, interrogation, identification, tracking, and data extraction of small targets in severe environments. Over more than 40 years, Radar Systems has deployed thousands of its ultra-sophisticated, highly-versatile, field-proven, Identification Friend or Foe systems and Target Extractors at airports, on aircraft carriers and surface vessels, on the AWACS fleet, and on maritime patrol platforms. These systems have reliably provided critical assistance to military and civil air traffic control, battle management, and air defense system decision-makers in efficiently and safely directing traffic, increasing mission effectiveness, and keeping friendly forces out of harms way.

    Telephonics' Surveillance Systems include:

    * Identification Friend or Foe
    * Multi-Mode Secondary Surveillance Radar
    * Target Extractors

    Radar Systems extremely wide range of surveillance functions include Beacon and Primary (Search) Target Extractors, Receivers, Transmitters, Mode 4 Evaluators, Transponders, Interrogators, Multi-Mode Secondary Surveillance Radar Trackers, Beacon Decoders, Defruiters, Coders, Synchronizers, and Azimuth Generators.

    Identification Friend of Foe (IFF)
    Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) systems fulfill a mission-critical role in today's sophisticated conflict scenarios. They determine with great speed and precision the identity and position of an unknown airborne vehicle. For more than 40 years, Radar Systems has produce hundreds of field-proven, highly-reliable, IFF Systems and Target Extractors that provide the core of a multitude of Air Traffic Control and Air Defense Systems.

    With their state-of-the-art monopulse technology, advanced target extractor processing, and scan-to-scan correlation, they also incorporate self-test, high-performance algorithms, and full interrogation and receiver side lobe suppression.

    Radar Systems' IFF Systems include Target Extractors, Receivers, Transmitters, Transponders, Interrogators, MSSR Trackers, Coders, Decoders, Defruiters, Synchronizers, and Azimuth Generators.

    Multi-Mode Secondary Surveillance Radar (MMSSR)
    Radar Systems' Multi-Mode Surveillance Radar (MMSSR) provide military and civilian air traffic controllers and battle management decision-makers with the high-performance and outstanding reliability necessary to efficiently and safely direct traffic, and keep friendly forces out of harms way. They are deployed world-wide at airports, on aircraft carriers and surface vessels, on the AWACS fleet, and in maritime patrol fixed and rotary wing platforms.

    Making use of state-of-the-art multi-mode monopulse technology, flexible open-systems architectures, advanced code correction algorithms, unique digital-extraction technology, and high-speed signal processing, the MMSSR represents an unparalleled achievement in multi-mission IFF interrogators. Download Brochure

    Target Extractors
    In today's complex shipboard, air traffic control, and air defense radar environments, state-of-the-art multi-sensor correlation, tracking, and data fusion is a mandatory requirement. Radar Systems' cost-effective, field-proven, target extractors have been meeting these requirements for over 20 years. The Beacon Target Extractor (BTE) and Search Target Extractor (STE) convert primary and secondary radar video into detected digital target outputs. The Combined Target Extractor (CTE) merges the BTE and STE functions with a Multi-Scan Fusion Track Processor to achieve the ultimate in correlation and target extraction.

    Radar Systems' target extractors efficiently process huge amounts of target data from multiple sources. They use a unique combination of advanced processing techniques to achieve maximum target detection sensitivity, while minimizing false target reports. Their open-architecture design uses commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) VME cards that monitor their own performance and detect faults down to the card level.

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    MEADS Identification Friend Or Foe (IFF) Subsystem Lockheed Martin Corporation

    ORLANDO/MUNICH/ROME, October 6th, 2009 -- The tri-national Medium Extended Air Defense System (MEADS) program has received approval to use a European cryptographic device to implement Identification Friend or Foe (IFF), a critical capability that protects friendly aircraft from engagement by air defenses. For U.S. MEADS systems, a waiver from the U.S. National Security Agency makes MEADS the first U.S. system ever to incorporate a non-U.S. cryptographic device.

    Italy’s SELEX Sistemi Integrati manufactures these state-of-the-art MEADS IFF units, which meet European, U.S. and NATO standards for identification of military and civilian aircraft, and fulfill a defined set of additional requirements for MEADS.

    As part of a comprehensive solution to maximize the system’s ability to identify friendly aircraft, the MEADS UHF Surveillance Radar and X-Band Multifunction Fire Control Radar (MFCR) have greater range and more sensitivity than legacy radars. The selected SELEX IFF subsystem packaged into both radars is now more robust than current implementations of U.S. IFF systems, providing increased assurance of successfully recognizing friendly aircraft.

    “As a tri-national cooperative program, MEADS continues to benefit from the best engineering and technical expertise of each nation,” said MEADS International President Steve Barnoske. “Our collaboration helps us implement critical capabilities and, in the case of IFF, provide the highest level of fratricide prevention available to protect allied pilots.”

    SELEX leads U.S. industry in IFF development because Europe has already adopted new standards for radar operation and civilian aircraft. The U.S. is moving to adopt these standards in the future.

    “The MEADS IFF subsystem performs multiple identification modes and is interoperable with NATO forces,” said MI Executive Vice President Klaus Riedel. “Interoperability is essential for our nations to engage in coalition fighting. Improvements in IFF have always been a high design priority for MEADS.”

    Selection of the SELEX unit means that the MEADS IFF subsystem is available to begin testing this fall at Pratica di Mare AFB near Rome, Italy, in advance of the scheduled date. MEADS is a mobile Air and Missile Defense System that will incorporate the hit-to-kill PAC-3 MSE Missile in a system that includes 360-degree surveillance and fire control sensors, netted-distributed battle management/communication centers and high-firepower launchers. The system will combine superior battlefield protection with extensive flexibility, allowing it to protect maneuver forces and critical assets against tactical ballistic missiles, cruise missiles, unmanned aerial vehicles and aircraft.

    MEADS will provide capabilities beyond any other fielded or planned air and missile defense system. It will be easily deployed to a theater of operations and once there, will keep pace with fast-moving maneuver forces. MEADS will provide an open architecture for 21st century air and missile defense system-of-system integration capabilities that allow operational mission-tailoring. MEADS will also provide greater firepower with less manpower than current systems, producing dramatic operation and support cost savings.

    In May 2005, MEADS International signed a definitized contract valued at $2 billion plus €1.4 billion for MEADS design and development. A multinational joint venture headquartered in Orlando, FL, MEADS International’s participating companies are MBDA in Italy, LFK in Germany and Lockheed Martin in the United States. The MEADS program is a closely watched model for collaborative transatlantic development of advanced defense systems. Working together to solve a critical global security need, over 1900 American, German, and Italian personnel are directly involved in the MEADS contractor effort.

    The United States funds 58 percent of the MEADS program, and European partners Germany and Italy provide 25 percent and 17 percent respectively. The NAMEADSMA program management agency is located in Huntsville, Alabama.

    MEADS Identification Friend Or Foe (IFF) Subsystem Is First Non-U.S.-Built Cryptographic Device Authorized For Use On A U.S. Platform | Lockheed Martin
     
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    To all the experts over here what happens if a Enemy aircraft starts pretending a friendly aircraft and sneaks in............
     
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    i think i read in janes defense weekly the only aircraft is capable of doing that is f18 growler sorry i couldn't find it now but ill try my best to post the relevant article
     
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