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BAE Systems awarded contract from USN for next-generation interrogator

27th July 2023 - 11:00 GMT | by The Shephard News Team in London


The USN has awarded BAE Systems a contract for AN/UPX-50(C) digital interrogators for use on its ships.(Photo: USN)

BAE Systems has secured a $15 million contract from the USN to deliver its advanced digital interrogator for maritime vessels, enhancing situational awareness and reducing friendly fire incidents.

BAE Systems will supply its next-generation AN/UPX-50(C) digital interrogator for USN ships under a $15 million contract to help prevent friendly fire incidents.

The AN/UPX-50(C) interrogator will provide time-critical insights that reduce friendly fire incidents and support mission success in hostile environments.

It will provide a common modular design and open system architecture. Its design enables the rapid integration of new technology within the existing footprint through software updates instead of hardware configuration.

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It is designed to provide high-performance, multi-function IFF solutions for air defence, weapon systems, air traffic control and range instrumentation.

Used for Mk XIIB IFF processing, including Mode 5 and Mode S, it provides secure and encrypted data exchange. It also includes a third receive channel for passive acquisition of Mode 5 Level 2 and providing enhanced situational awareness for military personnel.

The AN/UPX-50(C) conforms to US DoD, NATO, ICAO and FAA requirements. Its modular and digital architecture affords customised configurations and performance optimisation for most applications: air defence, weapon systems, air traffic control, and range instrumentation.

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