Raytheon to retrofit F-15 IFF units
Raytheon is to retrofit the US Air Force’s F-15 aircraft Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) units under a $14 million contract modification announced by the US Department of Defense on 6 June.
The company will retrofit the F-15 fleet with Mode 5 capable IFF units, including 196 F-15C/D APX-114, and 196 F-15 C/D APX-119 retrofit units. These units provide National Security Agency approved cryptography and robust anti-jam interrogation and reply encryption capabilities.
Work will be complete by December 2021.
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