HENSOLDT and Leonardo have signed an agreement to offer as “Team Skytale” Mode-5 IFF (Identification Friend or Foe) solutions satisfying diverse customer’s needs around the world on a case-by-case basis. Both companies have already been selected by the United Kingdom’s Ministry of Defence to upgrade IFF systems on more than 450 land, sea and air platforms with an Initial Operational Capability delivery date of June 2019.

IFF systems, precisely identify ships and aircraft by automatically sending interrogation signals which are answered by so-called transponders on-board friendly aircraft or ships.


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