Raytheon Intelligence & Space to provide advanced surveillance capabilities for U.S. Army

RI&S to provide transponders and cryptographic solutions for IFF systems

Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) HUD

A pilot uses the Identification Friend or Foe interrogator to tell the difference between the "good guys" and "bad guys" in a contested environment. Identification Friend or Foe has run on Mode 4 since the 1960s. The U.S. Department of Defense AIMS program office has mandated the conversion for all systems to Mode 5 by June 30, 2020.

MARLBOROUGH, Mass., (Nov. 8, 2021) – Raytheon Intelligence & Space, a Raytheon Technologies business, was awarded a $17.5 million IDIQ contract by the U.S. Army to provide improved Mode 5 and ADS-B surveillance capabilities for safe airspace engagement with its Identification Friend or Foe, or IFF, transponders and cryptographic technologies to support the military’s effort through 2026.

IFF is an identification system that enables military and civilian air traffic control interrogation systems to identify aircraft, vehicles or forces as friendly, enemy or neutral.

Under the contract, RI&S will deliver APX-119 transponders, digital control panels, personality modules, KIV-77 crypto modules, crypto simulators and mounting trays for Foreign Military Sales platforms.

“In an ever-evolving environment, we deliver critical surveillance capabilities for our nation’s military,” said Denis Donohue, vice president, Communications and Airspace Management Systems, RI&S. “It is our priority to help ensure our nation’s warfighters are properly equipped with increased situational awareness and stronger security functions.”

With more than 60 years of experience in IFF, RI&S has installed and maintained IFF transponders and interrogators on more than 120 platforms around the world.

For questions or to schedule an interview, please contact:

Mary Lee

mary.lee@raytheon.com

About Raytheon Intelligence & Space

Raytheon Intelligence & Space delivers the disruptive technologies our customers need to succeed in any domain, against any challenge. A developer of advanced sensors, training, and cyber and software solutions, Raytheon Intelligence & Space provides a decisive advantage to civil, military and commercial customers in more than 46 countries around the world. Headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, the business generated $15 billion in adjusted pro forma annual revenue in 2020 and has 37,000 employees worldwide. Raytheon Intelligence & Space is one of four businesses that form Raytheon Technologies Corporation.

Published On: 11/08/2021