France Will Receive IFF Testers from Hensoldt
Paris (FRANCE), June 19, 2018, Author: Bm team, Photo: Hensoldt
The market leader in civilian and military sensor solutions the company Hensoldt, which is headquartered in Munich, announced last week, on 13th June 2018, that France will receive 130 of its BTI1000I Identification-Friend-or-Foe (IFF) testers for the needs of the French Armed Forces under a several-million-euros contract.
The Hensoldt’s BTI1000I IFF testers are compatible with the military and civilian Mark XIIAS standard and last year they were approved by the French Defence Procurement Agency (DGA), so, as soon as integrated, they will assist the correct performance of the identification systems of the aircrafts and ships of the Armed Forces of France.
The BTI1000I IFF testers are used for checking of IFF systems before mission deployment of military aircrafts or ships. The IFF systems, which are also called secondary surveillance radars, identify aircrafts and ships by automatically sending interrogation signals, which are answered by transponders on-board friendly aircrafts or ships. Therefore, these systems are quite important and thanks to them friendly fire incidents are avoided.
IFF equipment has been delivered and will be delivered by Hensoldt all over the world. Companies like Matra, Airbus and Siemens have already benefitted from the IFF system and German, French, US and other armed forces’ platforms area waiting for upgrading with IFF systems under contracts. In total, the company has about 450 IFF interrogator and transponder systems under contract for more than 80 platform types and provided crypto devices in more than 33 countries.