NATO-EUROCONTROL Guidelines for the Assessment of Mode 5 Frequency Supportability

31 May 2018

The purpose of this document is to provide guidance to civil and military organisations involved in the national and international process of assessment of frequency supportability for the use of Military Secondary Surveillance Radar/Identification System IFF Mode 5.

The aim of the guidance is to prevent harmful interference to civil Air Traffic Management (ATM) systems while enabling the military to conduct required peacetime testing and operational training using IFF Mode 5.


The joint development of this document is based on the Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) of 8 May 2003 between EUROCONTROL and NATO, and in particular its Articles 1.2 (g) and 4, and the related Practical Working Arrangements of 17 February 2014 (Annex 1, paragraph a).

This document has been released to the recipient following the approval by the designated NATO or EUROCONTROL contact persons for this document.

Distribution of this document or any part thereof, requires the prior approval of the designated NATO or EUROCONTROL contact persons.

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