Sensor options specialist HENSOLDT will carry its latest-technology capabilities in Identification-Good friend-or-Foe (IFF) into the upcoming IFF modernization programme of the South Korean armed forces. HENSOLDT was awarded by the main South Korean defence firm LIG Nex1 two contracts value roughly €10m to ship 20 MSSR 2000 ID secondary radars together with check gear and associated companies. The IFF techniques shall be built-in into various coastal surveillance and air surveillance radars to enhance their capacity to differentiate hostile from pleasant forces (identification-friend- or-foe, IFF).

HENSOLDT is an skilled in Mode 5 Identification-Good friend-or-Foe (IFF). It’s underneath contract to improve German, French and UK armed forces’ IFF techniques to the “Mode 5” customary and has delivered IFF techniques – together with crypto gadgets – for floor and naval functions of a number of NATO nations. Amongst others, the corporate’s gear is deployed on all German Navy ships in addition to a number of UK Royal Navy ships. In complete, HENSOLDT has greater than 500 IFF techniques underneath contract in 42 nations.


IFF techniques, so-called secondary surveillance radars (SSR), exactly determine plane by routinely sending interrogation indicators that are answered by so-called transponders on-board pleasant plane. Thus, IFF allows discipline commanders to shortly distinguish pleasant from hostile forces and helps avoiding pleasant hearth incidents. In contrast to Mode 4 used hitherto, Mode 5 employs refined encryption strategies to keep away from hostile sign manipulation, thus making certain that the identification course of is completely dependable and safe. “Mode 5” is within the strategy of being launched in all western armies as a precondition of joint operations of US/NATO and allied forces.

HENSOLDT is a German champion within the defence business with a number one market place in Europe and international attain. The corporate, headquartered in Taufkirchen close to Munich, develops sensor options for defence and safety functions. As a know-how chief, HENSOLDT can be constantly increasing its portfolio in cyber and growing new merchandise to fight a variety of threats based mostly on progressive approaches to information administration, robotics and cybersecurity. With greater than 6,400 staff, HENSOLDT generated revenues of EUR 1.2 billion in 2020. HENSOLDT is listed on the Frankfurt Inventory Alternate.

HENSOLDT’s Mode 5 Identification-Good friend-or-Foe (IFF) gear helps to keep away from pleasant hearth incidents. (Picture by HENSOLDT)