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 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.