The World's Most Compact Identification Friend or Foe Transponder for Air and Surface Superiority
Acting as the answer system, Raytheon’s AN/APX-100(V) is the smallest, lightest, Mark XII Diversity Transponder in the world. Produced since 1978 and upgraded through continuous improvements, the APX-100 has been certified and meets the requirements of the U.S. Military Tri-Service Standard. More than 15,000 sets have been fielded on more than 50 different military platforms. The APX-100 is available in various configurations, including panel mount for cockpit installations, MIL-STD-1553 for data bus aircraft, and remote units with a separate control panel. An option for an embedded secured cryptographic module also is available on the MIL-STD-1553 configuration.
Operating on airborne and surface platforms as the U.S. Tri-Service Standard, Raytheon’s APX-100 IFF Transponder has the largest installed base. Platforms include: F-18, P-3, E-2C, F-14, UH-60, L-159, LCAC, OH-58, AH-1, MH-53, CH-47, C-130, C-5, C-17, C-141, C-21, MiG fighters, AH-64 and Mi helicopters, as well as several Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), such as Hunter, Darkstar, Predator, and Global Hawk. The advanced APX-100 transponder was designed to replace older multi-box technology, such as APX-72, APX-64, KY-532, and APX-101 systems, with a state-of-the-art, higher performing, lighter weight and more compact unit. This saves critical space and significantly reduces weight onboard platforms. Offered in a bay mount, panel mount, or data bus configuration, Raytheon’s transponder family has the most advanced MK XII technology compatible with embedded cryptographic modules, standalone KI-1C or National Secure Mode cryptographic computers.