Telephonics to supply interrogator systems for Saab’s Giraffe AMB radar platform

12 June 2016 (Last Updated June 12th, 2016 18:30)

Saab has selected Telephonics Corporation to supply Small Form Factor Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) interrogator systems, model SFF-44A.

Saab has selected Telephonics Corporation to supply its SFF-44A identification friend or foe (IFF) interrogator system.

Under the contract, the SFF-44A will be integrated into Saab's ground-based Giraffe agile multi-beam (AMB) radar platform.

The system will provide a clear surveillance picture, allowing the user to make quick tactical decisions while protecting against air threats.

"Telephonics looks forward to strengthening our relationship with Saab, following the integration of our industry-leading IFF technologies with Saab's world class radar systems."

Telephonics COO Kevin McSweeney said: "Telephonics SFF-44A is extremely well suited for the rugged environmental operations of the Giraffe AMB and will support the end user to effectively manage an ever-changing air surveillance picture.

"Telephonics looks forward to strengthening our relationship with Saab, following the integration of our industry-leading IFF technologies with Saab's world class radar systems."

Deliveries under the contract will begin early next year.

The SFF-44A is a lightweight, all-mode IFF interrogator that operates at a reduced transmitter power on air, ground and maritime platforms.

It complies with US Department of Defense and international specifications that define required interrogator modes, performance, control, reporting and interface.

The system offers a compact, modular design and anti-jam protection.

Telephonics will manufacture SFF-44A interrogators at its production facilities in Long Island, New York, US.