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User currently offlineLehpron From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 7028 posts, RR: 21
Posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1731 times:

Though it was on a combat simulator, I was wondering if it was real and what it was. Whenever I click it, it tells me if the unknown aircraft is a friendly or an enemy.


The meaning of life is curiosity; we were put on this planet to explore opportunities.
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User currently offlineLY744 From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 5536 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1684 times:

Identification Friend or Foe transponders are a reality, although I can't say how realisticly whatever game you played portrayed it.

LY744.



Pacifism only works if EVERYBODY practices it
User currently offlineLY744 From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 5536 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1685 times:

http://www.dean-boys.com/extras/iff/iffqa.html
http://www.as.na.baesystems.com/html/identification_friend_or_foe.html

LY744.



Pacifism only works if EVERYBODY practices it
User currently offlineWoodreau From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1053 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1657 times:

Such a thing does exist, however the information you get is not whether it is friendly or enemy. Rather you will get that it is "positively friendly" or "not friendly."

A "not friendly" could be a civilian commercial airliner (because it won't respond to a Mode 4 interrogation because it doesn't have the equipment to do so) or a friendly fighter/bomber whose IFF transponder got a bad crypto load (it can't respond properly) or it may be a real-live enemy bad guy.

You have to take a look at what information you do get from a transponder, a civilian aircraft will give you the Mode 3/A and Mode C, and other information, where it is, it's flight profile / speed / altitude , it's origin, and look at what the expected threat is. Is the aircraft in question flying the appropriate return-to-force profile?

By taking a look at other factors it helps in determining what that "not friendly" is and to determine whether or not to commit CAP to do a visual ID on the contact of interest.

Cheers  Smile
Woodreau / KMVL



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User currently offlineLehpron From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 7028 posts, RR: 21
Reply 4, posted (11 years 11 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1119 times:

Wel 10Q LY744 and Woodreau, that pretty much answers it. If anyone wants to add anything go for it, connect 4!


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