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BAE Systems Delivers 150th Shipboard Friend-or-Foe Antenna to U.S. Navy

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In a major program milestone, BAE Systems has delivered its 150th OE-120
Identification Friend-or-Foe (IFF) antenna to the U.S. Navy. The antenna
is used by sailors to identify friendly aircraft and vessels, and
supports shipboard air traffic management systems for both IFF and
secondary surveillance radars. It is currently on about 150 U.S. and
allied ships worldwide, from frigates to aircraft carriers.

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The OE-120 antenna is the only electronically scanned IFF antenna used by the U.S. Navy (Photo credi ...

The OE-120 antenna is the only electronically scanned IFF antenna used by the U.S. Navy (Photo credit: U.S. Navy)

"Our employees come to work each day knowing that what they do matters
and aligns with our mission," said Dave Logan, vice president and
general manager of C4ISR Systems at BAE Systems. "This team has
successfully delivered the OE-120 antenna for more than 30 years,
offering navies around the world constant fleet protection."

Originally designed to support the Aegis Combat System, the OE-120
antenna is the only electronically scanned IFF antenna used by the U.S.
Navy. It accommodates all standard IFF modes for a wide range of mission
requirements. It offers instantaneous, multiple target identification
against today's sophisticated air threats, providing enhanced
situational awareness for the fleet.

"With this product, BAE Systems delivers more than just hardware. It
delivers coherent capabilities to our team," said Navy Capt. Joseph
Hornbuckle, Naval Air Traffic Management Systems program manager. "Your
service to the fleet for almost four decades is a true testament to the
product's artisanship."

Spanning more than 75 years of IFF experience, BAE Systems has delivered
more than 13,000 transponders, 1,000 interrogators, and 4,500 combined
interrogator/transponder systems. The company's IFF technology is
applicable for existing, new, and emerging platforms, including unmanned
aerial vehicles, ships, and fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft. The long
history of this high-reliability antenna will continue, as a recent
modernization will maintain it in active service for years to come.

For more information regarding BAE Systems' IFF technology, visit: https://www.baesystems.com/en-us/product/iff-family.

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