C4iSR: Joint & Common Equipment

Raytheon, Hanwha Systems partner to supply IFF Mode 5 systems to South Korean military

13 September 2019

Raytheon has signed a technical co-operation agreement with South Korean company Hanwha Systems for the production of IFF Mode 5 systems for the Republic of Korea military.

The US-based company, which did not disclose the value of the contract or the amount of systems set to be delivered under the agreement, announced in a 10 September statement that Raytheon will provide its IFF technology and industry-leading expertise while Hanwha Systems will oversee domestic production.

"Cluttered airspace, crowded battlefields and uncertain seas characterise today's operational environment . to reduce the risk of 'friendly fire' incidents and to enhance system security, coalition nations are moving to a new version of IFF called Mode 5," Barbara Borgonovi, vice president of Raytheon Integrated Communication Systems, was quoted as saying.

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