Identification Friend or Foe (IFF)

With an emphasis on positive identification of airborne, sea-going and land-based vehicles, and the size reduction of these vehicles, our customers are in need of small form factor IFF solutions. This is particularly true in military theatres, with an increasing requirement to identify an object prior to engagement to reduce fratricide.

Compatibility with legacy IFF systems (Modes 1,2,3A/C,S) is required, but US and foreign militaries are moving toward Mode 5, which requires data encryption that has traditionally required large crypto hardware.

In addition to a requirement for identification via interrogation, military and civilian operators of small form factor aircraft are struggling with the need to comply with an FAA mandate to integrate Automatic Dependent Surveillance—Broadcast (ADS–B) on all aircraft.

Hawk IFF

An IFF you can hold in your hand

The Hawk IFF is designed for deployment in both current and next generation platforms. This miniaturization reflects the trend toward ever-smaller UAVs and extends to traditional fixed and rotary wing aircraft. We’ve reduced the SWaP 20x to fit into the design of any airborne chassis, with a weight of 7.6 ounces.

Support for all modes provides a highly secure solution

Hawk IFF supports all standard communications modes to ensure that data remains secure even in congested environments. Support includes standard civilian and military encryption modes: 1, 2, 3/A, C, S, 5, and ADS-B.

Designed to be deployed where you need it

Traditionally, IFF devices could only transmit in one direction – down. That limitation restricted where on an aircraft designers could place the device. Hawk IFF possesses antenna diversity. It broadcasts a signal bi-directionally with dual antennas to allow for placement anywhere on the aircraft without sacrificing superior performance.

Extended range with exceptional power

With up to 500w transmit power, Hawk IFF has more than sufficient range to ensure communications connectivity with relevant ground assets and provide persistent command & control of airborne assets.

Built by the best

The team behind Hawk IFF has decades of experience in developing next generation IFF devices, with an emphasis on usability, innovation and execution.