Turkey’s leading defense supplier, Aselsan, has successfully tested its IFF Mod 5/S system onboard Yavuz-class frigates, Kilic II-class quick attack craft, and Tuzla-class patrol boats, according to Turkey’s state-owned Anadolu Agency.
In 2018, the Turkish Defense Industries Presidency (SSB) and ASELSAN signed a contract to develop, mass-produce, and integrate IFF Mod 5/S responder, short-medium-range interrogator, long-range interrogator, and combined interrogator-responder systems with platforms to meet the needs of Turkish Air and Naval Forces commands.
IFF Mode 5/S Interrogator and Responder integration is being carried out on a variety of naval platforms as part of the project, which is the most extensive modernization project with the Naval Forces Command in terms of platform quantity and design solution diversity.
Within the framework of the contract, friend-foe identification and identification systems are developed and made available to security forces, allowing for the quick and accurate identification of friendly platforms performing their responsibilities through the interrogating and answering approach.
IFF Mode 5/S outperforms prior modes with features such as questioning from a greater distance, increased resistance to eavesdropping, jamming, and deception, high identification capabilities, and the employment of a national crypto device.
About Aselsan IFF Mode 5/S Transponder:
IFF Mode 5/S Transponder satisfies military and civilian air traffic control systems’ needs while supporting Mode 1, Mode 2, Mode 3/A, Mode C, Mode S, and encrypted modes Mode 4/Mode 5.
IFF Mode 5/S Transponder can easily be adapted for Reverse IFF (STANAG 4722) requirements by software upgrade. Having an advanced controlling system, Mode 5/S IFF Transponder can be controlled over Ethernet, MIL-STD-1553 data bus, or Remote Control Unit.
IFF Mode 5/S Transponder includes; FPGA, DSP, Microprocessors with high processing power; ADC/DAC with the high sampling rate and digital modulation/demodulation techniques therefore flexibility and reliability are significantly provided.