BAE Systems to provide aircraft ID systems to U.S. Air National Guard

  • 15-Oct-2010 11:38 EDT

Test Engineer Bill Mock performs a vibration test on a combined interrogator/transponder.

BAE Systems will provide identification-friend-or-foe (IFF) systems for U.S. Air National Guard F-16 Fighting Falcons under a four-year contract with the first delivery order valued at $17.2 million. The company will provide 90 AN/APX-113(V) combined interrogator-transponders, versatile IFF systems developed specifically for the F-16. The system generates and responds to interrogations to positively establish the identity of friendly forces, reducing the risk of friendly fire. The Air National Guard will use the IFF systems for U.S. air defense, as well as to assist the U.S. Air Force in its mission that includes tactical airlift support, combat communications, aerial refueling, and evacuation of wounded. The work will be performed in Greenlawn, NY, and is expected to be completed by 2013.

HTML for Linking to Page
Page URL
Rate It
4.00 Avg. Rating

Read More Articles On

Connectivity spawns need for security designed-in from the beginning, a complex issue that spans many disciplines.
SAE International is working with the joint-venture initiative looking to deploy a high-powered DC fast-charging network for battery electric vehicles (BEVs) covering long-distance travel routes in Europe.
Researchers from Iowa State University are expanding fundamental materials studies into research and development of new, all-solid-state technology for batteries.
Imperial College London researchers are working on technology that could allow drones to stay airborne indefinitely simply by hovering over a ground support vehicle to recharge.

Related Items

Training / Education
Training / Education