BAE Systems to Deliver Next-Gen Digital IFF Interrogator for U.S. Navy Warships

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  • 09:37 AM, July 26, 2023
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BAE Systems to Deliver Next-Gen Digital IFF Interrogator for U.S. Navy Warships

U.S. Navy awarded BAE Systems $15 million to deliver its next-generation digital Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) interrogator for maritime vessels.

The interrogator will have advanced capabilities – providing time-critical insights that reduce friendly fire incidents and support mission success in hostile environments.

BAE Systems’ modernized AN/UPX-50(C) Digital Interrogator will provide a common modular design and open system architecture. Its design enables the rapid integration of new technology within the existing footprint through software updates instead of hardware configuration.

The AN/UPX-50(C) Digital Interrogator will serve the U.S. Navy fleet. It delivers high-performance, multi-function Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) solutions for air defense, weapon systems, air traffic control, and range instrumentation. Used for Mark XIIB IFF processing, including Mode 5 and Mode S, it provides secure and encrypted data exchange. It also includes a third receive channel for passive acquisition of Mode 5 Level 2 and Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast In, providing enhanced situational awareness for warfighters.

Work on the upgraded AN/UPX-50(C) Digital IFF Interrogator will be performed at BAE Systems’ facility in Greenlawn, New York.

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