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Brazilian IFF programme makes cyber progress

16th August 2021 - 15:05 GMT | by Sérgio Santana in Sergipe

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CM4-B cryptocomputer in the transponder element of the IFFM4BR. (Photo: FAB)

Important data encryption elements are falling into place in the Brazilian Air Force IFF programme.

According to the Aeronautics and Space Institute (part of the Department of Aerospace Science and Technology in the Brazilian Air Force - FAB), the indigenous IFF Mode 4 programme (IFFM4BR) has undergone important trials and reviews in the past four months to show the system can perform its tasks as expected.

IFFM4BR comprises an IFF and a transponder. Ground-based radars, MANPADS and the future Medium Range/Medium Altitude Air Defense System for Brazil will be equipped with the IFF, whereas the FAB fleet of Embraer A-29 Super Tucano trainer/COIN aircraft, AMX International A-1M light strike aircraft, Airbus H225M multirole helicopters ...

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