Wichita, Kan.—February 13, 2012—Aeroflex Incorporated, a wholly owned subsidiary of Aeroflex Holding Corp. (NYSE:ARX), announced today that the Aeroflex APM-424(V)5 IFF MK XIIA Mode 5 portable test set has received full certification from the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) AIMS International Program Office to support both AIMS 04-900A Option A (KIV-78) and Option B (KIV-77) crypto appliqués.

With the latest AIMS certification, Aeroflex’s Mode 5 test set has resolved all previous exceptions, including support for burst mode interrogators, and is in full compliance with DoD AIMS 03-1000A performance standards for Mark XIIA performance and ICAO Annex 10 international standards for Mode S ELS/EHS performance for ramp testing of IFF transponders and interrogators.

“The AIMS certification is a key milestone for us. The Aeroflex Mode 5 test set, supporting both KIV-77 and KIV-78, allows our customers to avoid costs by eliminating the need for additional test equipment, logistics, training, and risk,” said Guy Hill, Director, Avionics Business Unit, Aeroflex Test Solutions.

Support for Option A (KIV-78) and Option B (KIV-77) reduces cost, maintenance

The APM-424(V)5 COMSEC interface easily accommodates both Option A (KIV-78) and Option B (KIV-77) crypto appliqués in a single test set. This will allow operators to use a crypto that is common to their platform and avoid the logistics and costs associated with acquiring additional test sets and difficult-to-obtain cryptographic devices.

The Aeroflex APM-424(V)5 maintains the same familiar menu structure and operation, to accommodate the use of existing procedures for legacy modes. KIV-6 support is also accommodated via the KIV-78 adapter.

About the APM-424(V)5 IFF Mode 5 test set

IFF Mode 5 is a cryptographic identification system that enables interrogation systems to distinguish friendly aircraft, vehicles, or forces.

The Aeroflex APM-424(V)5 verifies Mode 5 code load and mission/platform parameters. The test set also supports Mode S for military air transport aircraft EHS/ELS. The APM-424(V)5 replaces the APM-424(V)3, TS-4530/UPM, TS-4530-1 and TS-4542. Mode 5 upgrade kits are available for existing test sets.

Price and availability

Delivery for the APM-424(V)5 or the upgrade kit is eight weeks (confirmed at time of order) and can be purchased direct from Aeroflex or via U.S. GSA (General Services Administration)

For specific pricing, contact your Aeroflex sales representative at (800) 853-2352 or info-test@aeroflex.com.

About Aeroflex

Aeroflex Incorporated is a leading global provider of high performance microelectronic components and test and measurement equipment used by companies in the space, avionics, defense, commercial wireless communications, medical and other markets.

Editor note: AIMS refers to the U.S. Department of Defense International Air Traffic Control Radar System, Identification Friend or Foe, Mark XII/MarkXIIA Systems Program Office.


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FOR PRINT AND ONLINE RELEASE: February 13, 2012
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James E. De Broeck
Aeroflex Incorporated
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