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Wednesday, April 8, 2020   (0 Comments)

By Dr. Thomas Withington  |  April 8, 2020  |  Armada International Magazine


NATO has set a deadline of 30 June to replace the legacy Mode-4 IFF protocol with Mode-5. We examine what this means for the alliance and the enhancements Mode-5 will bring.

Mode-5 Contract

The unstoppable rise of the Mode-5 Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) protocol continues, illustrated by the news in early March that Leonardo had signed a contract with the Italian ministry of defence worth $90 million to equip an array of Esercito Italiano (Italian Army) and Marina Militare (Italian Navy) ground-based air surveillance, and naval surveillance radars, and fire control/ground-controlled interception radars, with the firm’s New Generation IFF equipment configured to the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation’s (NATO) Mode-5 Baseline-3 protocol. READ MORE...

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