Raytheon completes initial delivery of IFF transponders for the Republic of Korea's newest utility military helicopters

 Raytheon completes initial delivery of IFF transponders for the Republic of
                 Korea's newest utility military helicopters

Identification Friend or Foe transponders provide positive ID of friendly
forces and enhanced situational awareness

PR Newswire

SEOUL, Republic of Korea, Oct. 27, 2013

SEOUL, Republic of Korea, Oct. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company
(NYSE: RTN) has completed the first delivery of APX-119 Identification Friend
or Foe (IFF) transponders for the Republic of Korea Army's Surion helicopter,
the utility helicopter built by Korea Aerospace Industries Ltd.

The IFF transponders provide military aircraft with a secure combat
identification capability to reduce fratricide and enhance situational
awareness, in addition to providing safe access to civilian airspace.

"This is a major milestone in providing the Republic of Korea with the next
generation IFF system to meet evolving military and civil requirements for
air, land and sea applications," said Glen Bassett, director of Advanced
Communications and Countermeasures in Raytheon's Space and Airborne Systems
business.

"We have also delivered APX-114 interrogators for maritime applications and
our reduced size and weight mini IFF transponder to Korean Air Lines' unmanned
aerial systems," he added.

Military IFF systems provide time-critical positive identification of friendly
forces. The process is initiated automatically by a ground or airborne
interrogator that transmits a secure message. The transponder then receives
the interrogation and generates a secure response.

Based on the response, the interrogator can determine range, heading and
identification. The civil IFF systems also provide aircraft identification and
altitude. Future upgrades will include GPS position in the transponder
response.

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