Aeroflex, of Wichita, Kan., said Wednesday its APM-424(V)5 IFF (Identification Friend or Foe) portable test set received full certification from the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) AIMS International Program Office. The tester is in full compliance with DoD AIMS 03-1000A performance standards for Mark XIIA performance and ICAO Annex 10 international standards for Mode S ELS/EHS performance for ramp testing of IFF transponders and interrogators.
“The full AIMS certification is a very important milestone for us. It follows closely the ‘approval for test’ that was granted to Aeroflex last quarter by AIMS,” said Guy Hill, director, Avionics Business Unit, Aeroflex Test Solutions. “This certification authorizes IFF end users and customers to utilize the APM-424(V)5 in their platform integration, validation and certification efforts,” he said.
The company said the system is the first available, portable MK XIIA Mode 5 Level 2/Mode S ELS/EHS test set that has received full certification from the DoD AIMS Program Office.