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  1. identification friend or foe(Noun)

    (in a civilian aircraft) a transponder that responds by sending a code identifying itself

  2. identification friend or foe(Noun)

    (in a military aircraft) a transponder that responds by sending a similarly coded signal, only when detecting a code indicating the radar is part of the friendly-forces' network

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  1. Identification friend or foe

    In telecommunications, identification, friend or foe is an identification system designed for command and control. It enables military and national interrogation systems to identify aircraft, vehicles or forces as friendly and to determine their bearing and range from the interrogator. IFF may be used by both military and civilian aircraft. IFF was first developed during World War II. The term is something of a misnomer, as IFF can positively identify friendly targets but not hostile ones. If an IFF interrogation receives no reply or an invalid reply, the object cannot be identified as friendly but is not positively identified as a foe. There are many reasons for friendly aircraft not to reply to IFF, such as battle damage or equipment failure, loss of encryption keys, and wrong encryption keys. Terrain-hugging aircraft are very often poor candidates for microwave line-of-sight systems such as the IFF system. Microwaves cannot penetrate terrain, and very often atmospheric effects cause timing, range, and azimuth issues. The major military benefits of IFF include preventing "friendly fire" and being able to positively identify friendly forces.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of identification friend or foe in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of identification friend or foe in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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  • تحديد صديق أو عدوArabic

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