Kratos offers a series of solid state, high reliability transponders for command and control data links, radar tracking, and Identify Friend or Foe (IFF) applications. Transponders are available to support a number of different frequency bands, including UHF, C-Band, and L-Band. We also support various command message data link formats, such as the Gulf Range Drone Control System (GRDCS), and a variety of custom message data link formats that defined to support specific mission requirements. Our robust systems support Line of Sight (LOS) communication as well as radio-relay message transmitting for Over-The-Horizon capability. Kratos can also provide custom designed transponders based on customer specific requirements.
The Multi-Service Data Link (MSDL) transponder is a command receiver, digital command decoder, digital telemetry encoder, telemetry transmitter, and target interface enclosed in a single lightweight package.
The Model 290 UHF data link transponder is a command receiver, digital command decoder, digital telemetry encoder, telemetry transmitter, and target interface enclosed in a single lightweight package.
The Kratos Radar Tracking Transponders (commonly called Tracking Beacons) are extremely small precision augmentation systems for enhancing the tracking capability of radar systems.
The Model MD500L IFF Transponder is an L-Band augmentation device ideally suited for use in aerial target drones, unmanned vehicles, and cruise missiles as a radar enhancement device that provides automatic radar identification in response to interrogations from L-Band IFF and Air Traffic Control (ATC) radars. It also supports Mode C (altitude reporting) operation.
The Gulf Range Drone Control System (GRDCS) / Drone Formation Control System (DFCS) RF Transponder is an L-Band transmitter/receiver designed to function as a Distance Measuring Equipment (DME) to support GRDCS/DFCS navigation requirements.
The Model 280-1 MONTAGE Transponder is a command receiver, digital command decoder, digital telemetry encoder, telemetry transmitter, and target interface enclosed in a single lightweight package.
The Target Control Transponder provides command and control capability, position data, and telemetry data for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and Targets when used with the HVS Model 6157-1 Portable Radar Tracking and Control System (PRTCS) or 6104 Transportable Tracking and Control System (TTCS).
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