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The story of IFF (Identification Friend or Foe)

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1 Author(s)
Lord Bowden, ; Naval Research Laboratory, Combined Research Group, Washington, USA

At the beginning of the Second World War, the need for a system for identifying friendly aircraft became very apparent. The system which was developed was known as IFF: identification friend or foe. The development of IFF, from the beginning, and its various forms are described in the paper. The collaboration between the British and Americans later on in the war, to manufacture the Mark V sets, is also described.

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Physical Science, Measurement and Instrumentation, Management and Education - Reviews, IEE Proceedings A  (Volume:132 ,  Issue: 6 )