BAE Systems has delivered its 150th OE-120 Identification Friend-or-Foe  antenna to the US Navy.

BAE say that the antenna is used by sailors to identify friendly aircraft and vessels, and supports shipboard air traffic management systems for both IFF and secondary surveillance radars.

It is currently on about 150 US and allied ships worldwide, from frigates to aircraft carriers.

“Our employees come to work each day knowing that what they do matters and aligns with our mission,” said Dave Logan, vice president and general manager of C4ISR Systems at BAE Systems.

“This team has successfully delivered the OE-120 antenna for more than 30 years, offering navies around the world constant fleet protection.”

Originally designed to support the Aegis Combat System, the OE-120 antenna is the only electronically scanned IFF antenna used by the US Navy. It accommodates all standard IFF modes for a wide range of mission requirements. It offers instantaneous, multiple target identification against today’s sophisticated air threats, providing enhanced situational awareness for the fleet.

“With this product, BAE Systems delivers more than just hardware. It delivers coherent capabilities to our team,” said US Navy Capt. Joseph Hornbuckle, Naval Air Traffic Management Systems programme manager.

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Bloke down the pub

I hope it works better than it did during Gulf War 1, when failings led to the shooting down of RAF Tornadoes.

Paul T

Wasn’t that one unfortunate Tornado in GW2,shot down by a Patriot Battery on their return from a bombing mission ?.

Daniele Mandelli

Correct.