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USN orders more Common Transponders

7th May 2021 - 10:00 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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AN/APX-123A Common Transponder. (Photo: BAE Systems)

BAE Systems will produce and deliver 300 more Mode 5-capable IFF transponders.

BAE Systems Information and Electronic Systems Integration is providing Common Transponder (CXP) units to US Naval Air Systems Command under an $18.34 million contract modification.

The USN is exercising an option for production and delivery of 300 Mode 5-capable AN/APX-117A/118A/123A(V) Common Transponder IFF Systems, the DoD announced on 5 May.

According to Shephard Defence Insight, the CXP contains an M4/M5 crypto and meets all US and NATO Mode 4 and 5 requirements compliant with STANAG 4193.

These CXP systems will be installed on fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft operated by the US Army, USN and ‘non-US Department of Defense participants’, the DoD added.

It expects work to be completed in May 2023.

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