Raytheon delivers mini transponders for Identification Friend or Foe on Korean
Transponders are 60 percent smaller and lighter than others
PARIS, June 19, 2013
PARIS, June 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has
completed deliveries of its miniature military-grade Identification Friend or
Foe (IFF) transponders to Korean Air Lines as the Republic of Korea's top air
carrier develops unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).
The small transponders are designed to fly on UAVs and smaller helicopters and
deliver all of the military and civilian airspace performance capabilities of
Raytheon's industry-leading IFF transponder product line, found on most larger
military aircraft and many civilian aircraft.
"IFF transponders in this form factor, which meet all the operational and
certification requirements for Mode 4 and Mode 5, incorporate the latest
low-weight and power technology and would have been unheard of just a few
years ago," said Glen Bassett, director of Advanced Communications and
Countermeasures for Raytheon's Space and Airborne Systems business. "This
transponder also incorporates the standard KIV-77 applique, the smallest,
lightest Mode 4- and Mode 5-capable crypto available."
IFF is used by civilian and military aircraft. The system is composed of an
interrogator on the ground or in the air, and an airborne transponder. The
interrogator measures the distance and heading to the aircraft. In response,
the transponder sends out identification and position. Modes 4 and 5 are
waveforms that are exclusively for defense forces.
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