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IFF Contract to Support US and Allied Forces

Common Digital Transponder (CPX) providing IFF support to troops in theater for over a decade
BAE Systems Electronic Systems received a $12 million contract to provide Common Digital Transponder (CXP) hardware upgrades for the U.S. and Allied forces.

The CXP supports Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) requirements on over 75 rotary and fixed wing platforms worldwide and is currently supporting warfighter efforts in the Middle East and elsewhere. 

“BAE Systems is pleased to continue to be a world leader in IFF capability,” said Sal Costa, program director at BAE Systems.  “This follow-on contract will provide a critical hardware refresh to existing units which have been heavily utilized to protect our troops in theater over the past decade.”

The work has supported dozens of employees at the company’s Greenlawn, N.Y. facility since 2001 and is expected to be completed by August 2015.  The current CXP hardware contract will support the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, and the governments of Saudi Arabia, Australia, the Netherlands, Taiwan and France under a foreign military sales program.test.