German sensor options specialist HENSOLDT will ship its latest-technology Identification-Buddy-or-Foe (IFF) merchandise to ELTA Programs Ltd, a subsidiary of Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd. (IAI). HENSOLDT was awarded by ELTA a number of contracts price roughly 10 million Euros to ship various MSSR 2000 ID and MSR1000I secondary radars together with take a look at tools. The IFF programs working in accordance with the newest Mode 5 NATO normal can be built-in into civil air site visitors management radars in addition to navy air defence radars operated by a number of buyer nations.

Army IFF programs, like civil air site visitors management radars known as secondary surveillance radars (SSR), exactly determine plane by routinely sending interrogation alerts that are answered by so-called transponders on-board pleasant plane. Thus, IFF allows subject 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.


HENSOLDT is an skilled in Mode 5 IFF. It’s beneath contract to improve German, French and UK armed forces’ IFF programs to the “Mode 5” normal and has delivered IFF programs – together with crypto units – for floor and naval functions of a number of NATO nations. “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. Amongst others, the corporate’s tools is deployed on all German Navy ships in addition to a number of UK Royal Navy ships. In whole, HENSOLDT has greater than 700 IFF programs beneath contract in 42 nations.

HENSOLDT is a multinational company headquartered in Germany which focuses on sensor applied sciences for defense and surveillance missions within the defence and aerospace sectors. The primary product areas are radar, optoelectronics and avionics. The corporate’s title may be traced again to Moritz Carl Hensoldt (1821-1903), a German pioneer of optics and precision mechanics within the nineteenth century. Hensoldt’s principal workplace is in Taufkirchen, Germany. On 25 September 2020, HENSOLDT AG was listed within the Prime Customary of the Frankfurt Inventory Trade at a difficulty value of 12.00 euros. Primarily based on the difficulty value, the market capitalisation amounted to 1.26 billion euros.

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