lehpron
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IFF Squack (sp?)

Wed Jan 15, 2003 7:47 am

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.
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LY744
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RE: IFF Squack (sp?)

Wed Jan 15, 2003 9:40 am

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

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RE: IFF Squack (sp?)

Wed Jan 15, 2003 9:46 am

Pacifism only works if EVERYBODY practices it
 
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RE: IFF Squack (sp?)

Wed Jan 15, 2003 11:08 am

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.

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lehpron
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RE: IFF Squack (sp?)

Sat Jan 25, 2003 4:19 pm

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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