plans to offer the battlefield target identification (BTID)
device that combines a millimeter-wave CID technology developed
by Thales. BAE Systems will provide vehicle and network integration
services, based on its extensive experience with the US Army.
Direct fire elements equipped with the BTID will be fitted with
combined interrogators and transponders, while non firing elements
will receive transponder-only devices. BTID will be employed
prior to firing a direct-fire weapon. The interrogator can "ask"
platforms within its field of view to identify themselves, with
the transponders replying to identify vehicles as friendly.
The system will use digital data link technology that allows
real-time position information to be transferred to other platforms
and small units, including dismounted forces, and to be seen
in the tactical situational awareness picture. / C4ISR, Armor,