South Korea’s Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) has awarded a contract to LIG Nex1 for the supply of interrogators for Mode 5 identification friend-or-foe (IFF) systems for the South Korean military.
According to a 3 February statement by Thales, which is partnering with LIG Nex1 for this contract, the deal is for the provision of short-range TSA 1412 IFF interrogators for integration with man-portable and short-range air-defence systems, and of upgraded mid-range TSA 2522 interrogators.
Neither the value of the contract nor the delivery schedule was revealed.
According to Thales, which is set to transfer production to local small and mid-sized companies, the TSA 1412 interrogator will be integrated with South Korea’s Chun Ma, also known as K-SAM, short-range air-defence systems, Hybrid-Biho air-defence systems, TPS-830K surveillance and fire-control radars, and Chiron (Singung, also known KP-SAM) man-portable air-defence systems (MANPADSs).
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