MEADS certification Mode 5 IFF Identification Friend or Foe by U.S. Department of Defense 2105142
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|Wednesday, May 21, 2014 05:23 PM|
|MEADS certification Mode 5 IFF Identification Friend or Foe by U.S. Department of Defense.|
The Medium Extended Air Defense System (MEADS) Mode 5 Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) subsystem has received full certification for operation by the United States Department of Defense International AIMS (Air Traffic Control Radar Beacon System, Identification Friend or Foe, Mark XII/Mark XIIA, Systems) Program Office (AIMS PO). The system is designed to ensure the safety of allied aircrews engaged in combat operations.
Mode 5 IFF capability is incorporated into both MEADS radars to better protect allied pilots.
Mode 5 is the most secure IFF mode and provides positive identification of friendly platforms equipped with an IFF transponder. This helps to discriminate between friend and foe. Full certification by the DoD International AIMS Program Office is a milestone accomplishment for the MEADS program.