October 9, 2013
Embraer selects Thales IFF systems for military aircraft upgrades
Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer has awarded Thales a contract to supply IFF (Identification Friend or Foe) transponders for the upgrade of A1M fighters and E-99 AEW surveillance aircraft in service with the Brazilian Air Force. A total of 48 aircraft will be retrofitted with the new IFF transponders. Thales will supply its TSC 2030 and TSC 2050 transponders, which are part of the company’s BlueGate range of IFF products and provide a digital identification capability in line with NATO’s MKXA standard. The aircraft equipped with the new IFF systems will be fully interoperable to overcome risks of friendly fire.