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BAE Systems to supply IFF antenna groups to US and Australia

6th April 2021 - 15:28 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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OE-120B antenna group. (Photo: BAE Systems)

US Naval Air Systems Command issues contract modification for the OE-120B/UPX IFF programme.

BAE Systems Information and Electronic Systems is providing antenna groups and retrofit kits for the USN and government of Australia in support of the OE-120B/UPX IFF programme.

Work on the $13.62 million contract modification from US Naval Air Systems Command is scheduled for completion by May 2024.

The modification exercises an option to procure five OE-120B antenna groups, three retrofit kits, three installation and checkout kits, and one delta installation and checkout kit for the USN; and one OE-120B antenna group and one retrofit kit for Australia.

OE-120B/UPX is an advanced, electronically steered shipboard antenna group used with identification and air traffic management systems. The antenna group supports a wide range of systems, including IFF, secondary surveillance radar and air traffic control radar.

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