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MSSR system receives AIMS certification

20th October 2017 - 15:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Hensoldt’s Monopulse Secondary Surveillance Radar (MSSR) 2000 I system has received certification from the AIMS Program Office of the US Department of Defense (DoD), the company announced on 18 October.

The certification confirms that the MSSR 2000 I is reliable and interoperable for for delivering Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) in accordance with the future NATO standard Mode 5 and all earlier modes (1, 2, 3/A, C, 4, S). All NATO identification systems are set to covert to the Mode 5 standard by 2020.

IFF systems enable aircraft and ships to be identified by automatically sending interrogation signals. These signals are then answered by transponders onboard friendly platforms allowing field commanders to quickly distinguish friendly from hostile forces. The future Mode 5 standard employs encryption techniques to evade hostile manipulation of the signal and prevents the enemy from tampering with the identification process.

The company has delivered IFF systems for ground-based and sea-based applications to a total of 42 NATO countries and their allies.

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