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ADEX 2013: Raytheon completes initial delivery of Surion IFF transponder

28th October 2013 - 08:51 GMT | by Darren Lake in Seoul

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On the eve of ADEX 2013, Raytheon announced it has completed the first delivery of APX-119 identification friend or foe (IFF) transponders for the Republic of Korea Army's Korean Aerospace International (KAI) Surion helicopter.

The IFF transponders provide military aircraft with a secure combat identification capability to reduce fratricide and enhance situational awareness, in addition to providing safe access to civilian airspace.

KAI jointly designed and built the Surion helicopter with the assistance of Eurocopter. The $1.3 billion development contract has lasted six years. In March this year, South Korea’s defence procurement agency announced that the helicopter had completed

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Darren has more than two decades of experience in aerospace and defence journalism. After completing …

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