Sensor options specialist HENSOLDT will ship its latest-technology Identification-Good friend-or-Foe (IFF) merchandise to the Norwegian armed forces. HENSOLDT was awarded by the Norwegian Defence Materiel Company a contract value roughly €15m to ship a number of MSSR 2000 ID secondary radars and LTR400 DNG transponders together with cryptographic and check tools in addition to associated companies. The IFF methods working in accordance with the most recent Mode 5 NATO commonplace will probably be built-in into land installations in an effort to enhance their potential to differentiate pleasant from hostile forces (identification-friend- or-foe, IFF).

HENSOLDT is an skilled in Mode 5 IFF. It’s below contract to improve German, French and UK armed forces’ IFF methods to the “Mode 5” commonplace and has delivered IFF methods – together with crypto gadgets – for floor and naval purposes of a number of NATO nations. Amongst others, the corporate’s tools is deployed on all German Navy ships in addition to a number of UK Royal Navy and French Navy ships. In whole, HENSOLDT has greater than 600 IFF methods in 42 nations below contract.


IFF methods, so-called secondary surveillance radars (SSR), exactly establish plane by mechanically sending interrogation indicators that are answered by so-called transponders on-board pleasant plane. Thus, IFF allows area commanders to rapidly distinguish pleasant from hostile forces and helps avoiding pleasant hearth incidents. Not like Mode 4 used hitherto, Mode 5 employs subtle 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 means of being launched in all western armies as a precondition of joint operations of US/NATO and allied forces.

Hensoldt AG (HENSOLDT) is a multinational company headquartered in Germany which focuses on sensor applied sciences for defense and surveillance missions within the defence, safety and aerospace sectors. The primary product areas are radar, optoelectronics and avionics. Hensoldt’s fundamental workplace is in Taufkirchen close to Munich, Germany. Primarily based on the problem worth, the market capitalisation amounted to 1.26 billion euros. As a know-how chief, the corporate expands its portfolio constantly to fight a variety of threats. With greater than 6,400 staff, HENSOLDT generated revenues of 1.5 billion euros in 2021. HENSOLDT is listed on the Frankfurt Inventory Change.