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Raytheon, Hanwha Systems sign Korean IFF agreement

12th September 2019 - 06:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Raytheon has signed a technical cooperation agreement with Hanwha Systems covering identification friend or foe (IFF) systems, the company announced on 10 September.

Under the agreement the companies will deliver new Mode 5 IFF systems for the South Korean military.

Raytheon will provide its IFF technology and industry-leading expertise, while Hanwha Systems will oversee domestic production.

Mode 5 IFF systems allow operators to positively identify friendly aircraft using a secure, encrypted code, reducing the potential for fratricide and increasing situation awareness.

Barbara Borgonovi, VP of Raytheon Integrated Communication Systems, said: ‘Our Mode 5 IFF solutions help lift the fog of combat. Cluttered airspace, crowded battlefields and uncertain seas characterise today's operational environment.

‘We are providing the latest technology that gives coalition forces the ability to distinguish between friend and foe with absolute certainty in the midst of these challenging conditions.’

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