will deliver the Russian Corporation MiG (RSK-MiG) avionic identification systems to be installed in 63 upgraded aircraft bound to . The systems, part of ’ TSB 2500 family of Interrogator Friend/Foe ( ) systems, comprise Combined Interrogator Transponder (CIT) and Cryptographic National Secure Mode (NSM). These systems will retrofit into n multi-role fighters.
The systems will be delivered as part of the first building block of a comprehensive secure identification capability to be fielded inmid-2011. This modern, digital system is compliant with the NATO Standard MKXA2 modes, enabling the Indian Air Force MiG-29 fighter aircraft to be interoperable with western military aircraft. The system can securely operate either with cryptographic national mode or with the Mode 4 / Mode 5 NATO modes. This new cryptographic mode will establish a first national secure identification capability, enhancing India’s communications and identification security.