Avionics systems for U.S. Navy and Army to get IFF transponders from BAE SystemsNews
December 17, 2020
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.