Norway Acquires New Identification Friend-or-Foe Sensor Tech

The Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency has awarded a 15-million-euro ($15.2 million) contract to German firm Hensoldt for upgraded Identification Friend-or-Foe (IFF) technology.

Under the contract, the company will deliver Monopulse Secondary Surveillance Radars and LTR400 DNG transponders to the Norwegian military.

It will also provide cryptographic and test equipment.

According to Hensoldt, the IFF tech identifies friendly aerial assets by automatically sending interrogation signals and receiving feedback from transponders onboard friendly aircraft.

The upgraded version reportedly employs sophisticated encryption techniques, avoiding signal manipulation and ensuring that the identification is reliable and secure.

“The IFF systems working according to the latest Mode 5 NATO standard will be integrated into land installations in order to improve their ability to distinguish friendly from hostile forces,” the company stated in a press release.

Hensoldt’s IFF tech is currently deployed on German, French, and UK naval ships.

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