Sagetech Avionics Announces New Upgrade to the Mode 5 MX12B IFF Transponder MX12B V2 Incorporates Cutting Edge Mode 5 Level 2B (M5L2-B) Out Technology

Sagetech Avionics, an aerospace technology company that advances safer skies with innovative avionics solutions, the MX12B V2, which incorporates Mode 5 Level 2B Out technology, revolutionizing aircraft combat identification capabilities and advancing the field of military aviation.

Building on its strong track record of technological excellence, Sagetech has achieved yet another milestone by becoming the first company to receive certification for this capability from the DoD International AIMS Program Office (PO). The significance of this certification cannot be overstated. The M5L2-B Out 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 Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) system used in military aircraft. M5L2-B empowers aircraft to securely and accurately transmit critical information such as ownership position, velocity, and identification to other friendly platforms and ground-based radars, without requiring 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,” described 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 (c-UAS) systems by providing a complete picture of the airspace without an interrogator system.”  

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