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New Upgrade Announced for Sagetech Mode 5 MX12B IFF Transponder

The MX12B V2 now incorporates Mode 5 Level 2B (broadcast) Out technology and is the first Mode 5 Level 2B Identification Friend or Foe transponder to be certified with the US DoD International AIMS Program Office By DA Staff / 14 Jul 2023
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New Upgrade Announced for Sagetech Mode 5 MX12B IFF Transponder
MX12B IFF Transponder

Sagetech Avionics’ new MX12B V2 incorporates Mode 5 Level 2B Out technology, a technology that the company believes will revolutionize aircraft combat identification capabilities and advance the field of military aviation.

The company has also achieved a milestone by becoming the first company to receive certification for this capability from the US Department of Defense (DoD) International AIMS Program Office (PO). The M5L2-B Out Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) system enables seamless integration and interoperability among military platforms, ensuring effective coordination and minimizing the risk of fratricide and midair collisions. This new IFF function represents the latest advancement of the IFF system used in military aircraft. M5L2-B empowers aircraft to securely and accurately transmit critical information such as ownship position, velocity, and identification to other friendly platforms and ground-based radars, without requiring the use of a costly and large Mode 5 interrogator to determine the identification status of the aircraft.

According to Sagetech, this latest advancement reinforces its reputation as a trusted partner in providing avionics solutions for defense and aerospace industries, and continues to push boundaries to deliver state-of-the-art solutions that enhance the effectiveness and safety of military operations. 

Matt Hamilton, Sagetech’s Chief Technology Officer, said: “The addition of Mode 5 Level 2B will create a safer and more efficient airspace by providing air and ground crews with situational awareness of other friendly aircraft. This technology will help enable the airspace for Manned-Unmanned-Teaming (MUM-T) missions and Autonomous swarming. It also will improve air defense and counter-UAS systems by providing a more complete picture of the airspace without the need of an interrogator system.”

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