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Hensoldt to deliver IFF testers to France

19th June 2018 - 08:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


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Hensoldt has received a contract to deliver 130 BTI1000I Identification-Friend-or-Foe (IFF) testers to the French armed forces.

The testers, compatible with the military and civilian Mark XIIAS standard, will ensure the correct performance of identification systems onboard the French military's aircraft and ships. Hensoldt’s BTI1000I IFF testers were qualified by the French Defence Procurement Agency in 2017.

The testers are used to make sure that IFF systems are working correctly before a military aircraft or ship is deployed for a mission. Also called secondary surveillance radars, IFF systems correctly identify ships and aircraft by automatically sending interrogation signals which are answered by transponders on-board friendly aircraft or ships. In this way, IFF enables field commanders to quickly differentiate friendly from hostile forces, and avoid friendly fire incidents.

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