Military Embedded Systems

Avionics systems for U.S. Navy and Army to get IFF transponders from BAE Systems


December 17, 2020

Lisa Daigle

Assistant Managing Editor

Military Embedded Systems

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FARNBOROUGH, U.K. The BAE Systems Information and Electronic Systems Integration facility (Greenlawn, New York) has won an $18 milion indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (ID/IQ) contract from the U.S. Navy Naval Air Systems Command for the production, test, and delivery of identification-friend-or-foe (IFF) transponders for military aircraft.

According to the terms of the contract, BAE Systems will furnish 308 Mode 5-capable AN/APX-123A(V) common IFF digital transponder systems, as many as five Mode 5-capable AN/APX-117A(V) systems, and one Mode 5-capable AN/APX-118A(V) system. The contract also calls for 289 Mode 5 kits plus shop-replaceable assemblies and repairs related to IFF modifications to Navy, U.S. Army, and nondefense fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters.

Work is expected to be completed by December 2026. 

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