Sagetech Avionics has introduced the MX12B V2, which incorporates Mode 5 Level 2B Out technology, designed to revolutionize aircraft combat identification capabilities and advance the field of military aviation.
Sagetech has achieved another milestone by becoming the first company to receive certification for this capability from the US Department of Defense (DoD) International AIMS Program Office (PO).
The M5L2-B Out Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) system enables seamless integration and interoperability among military platforms, ensuring effective coordination and minimizing the risk of fratricide and midair collisions.
This new IFF function represents the latest advancement of the IFF system used in military aircraft. M5L2-B empowers aircraft to securely and accurately transmit critical information such as ownship position, velocity, and identification to other friendly platforms and ground-based radars, without requiring the use of a costly and large Mode 5 interrogator to determine the identification status of the aircraft.
“The addition of Mode 5 Level 2B will create a safer and more efficient airspace by providing air and ground crews with situational awareness of other friendly aircraft,” said Matt Hamilton, Sagetech’s Chief Technology Officer. “This technology will help enable the airspace for Manned-Unmanned-Teaming (MUM-T) missions and Autonomous swarming. It also will improve air defense and counter-UAS systems by providing a more complete picture of the airspace without the need of an interrogator system.”
With this latest advancement, Sagetech reinforces its reputation as a trusted partner in providing avionics solutions for defense and aerospace industries, and continues to push boundaries to deliver state-of-the-art solutions that enhance the effectiveness and safety of military operations.