BAE Systems has achieved a significant programme milestone in its delivery of its 150th OE-120 Identification Friend-or-Foe (IFF) antenna to the US 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.
Originally designed to support the Aegis Combat System, the OE-120 antenna is the only electronically scanned IFF antenna used by the US 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.
Dave Logan, Vice President and General Manager of C4ISR Systems at BAE Systems, said: “Our employees come to work each day knowing that what they do matters and aligns with our mission, This team has successfully delivered the OE-120 antenna for more than 30 years, offering navies around the world constant fleet protection.”
The milestone was also recognised by Navy Capt. Joseph Hornbuckle, Naval Air Traffic Management Systems program manager, who commented: “With this product, BAE Systems delivers more than just hardware. It delivers coherent capabilities to our team. Your service to the fleet for almost four decades is a true testament to the product’s artisanship.”
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