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Thales IFF identifies India as friendly target

22nd March 2021 - 03:00 GMT | by Neelam Mathews in Delhi

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India has been singled out as a strong potential naval market for Thales' new IFF Mode 5 interrogator.

The recently launched Thales E-scan lightweight TSA 6000 identification friend foe (IFF) Mode 5 interrogator, being integrated onto the French Navy’s new FDI frigates alongside Thales’ Sea Fire radar, is also being aimed at the Indian Navy (IN).

Marie-Pierre Guilbert, Thales’ IFF product line manager, told Shephard that the TSA 6000 was 'particularly well suited to all surveillance missions, such as those to be undertaken during blue-water operations and especially in the context of the Quad’.

She added that the range of the interrogator, listed as 360km, ‘is quite in line with that required for such operations’. The TSA 6000’s

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