Thales has achieved U.S. certification for its air traffic control security system –– the TSA 3522 interrogator.
(Thales TSA 3522 IFF Interrogator. Photo, courtesy of Thales.)
Following a certification process lasting several months, the Department of Defense International Air Traffic Control Radar Beacon System, Identification Friend or Foe, Mark XII/Mark XIIA, Systems Program Office (AIMS PO) issued certification for the TSA 3522. The system features Mode S and Mode 5 radar security IFF capability for both civil and military air traffic control systems.
"The certification process was completed in record time and offers firm assurances to customers that our products will be fully interoperable on all types of civil and military missions,” said Hervé Derrey, vice president for Thales's Radio Communications Products business.
In June TSA 3522 will be deployed during a NATO exercise to verify operational interoperability on platforms from the U.S. and other nations.
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