Thales awarded military IFF systems contract in Japan
Thales will deliver its miniature and lightweight IFF interrogator, TSA1412 – currently under US DoD-AIMS certification process – and its accessories to all man-portable air-defense systems platforms (MANPADS). Thales successfully demonstrated Mode 5 interoperability of the TSA1412 when integrated on Japanese MANPADS.
Thales will work with a local partner to establish in-country I-Level maintenance capability.
Jean Louis Moraud, CEO of Thales in Japan said: “Thales is very proud and honored of the trust demonstrated by his Japanese customer through the notification of this first mode 5 IFF contract. Thales, together with his local partner, looks forward to further extend such a valuable cooperation with the Japanese armed forces.”
Thales, as the world leader for Mode 5 IFF, has already supplied 19 000 IFF systems to more than 70 platforms types worldwide. Thales has been a trusted partner of Japan Ministry of Defense for about 40 years and is also involved in civil markets in Japan such as aerospace, security and transportation.
 AIMS : Air Traffic Radar Control Beacon System Identification Friend or Foe MKXIIA System.