WHITE SALMON, WA, August 18th, 2021Sagetech Avionics Inc., has been named as the 1st place winner of the XCELLENCE Award for Technology, Enabling Components & Peripherals by the Association for Unmanned Vehicles Systems International (AUVSI) for its MX12B micro IFF transponder. Sagetech was selected from a pool of accomplished applicants for their work in unmanned systems technology. Winners were publicly congratulated during the Technology Innovation XCELLENCE awards ceremony during AUVSI XPONENTIAL on Wednesday, August 18.

Sagetech’s next-gen MX12B micro transponder is the only miniature Mode 5 IFF transponder certified to the full DoD AIMS Mk XIIB specification. It packages Mode 5, Mode S, and complete ADS-B In and Out capability in a SWaP that is at least 93% smaller and 6x lighter than comparable certified military Mode 5 IFF transponders.

“I am very proud to receive this award on behalf of our team of dedicated and innovative technologists who created and certified the world’s first miniature IFF transponder without sacrificing any functionality. This team continues to innovate and push technical boundaries even further to create certifiable technologies for safe flight and ease of airspace integration,” said Tom Furey, CEO of Sagetech Avionics.

“I congratulate this distinguished group for their tremendous growth during the difficult past year, and look forward to witnessing their future milestones,” said Brian Wynne, AUVSI President and CEO. “These organizations are at the leading edge of moving our industry toward a future of assured autonomy by supporting the integration of unmanned systems in a safe, responsible and sustainable way.”

For more information on the MX12B, please email sales@sagetech.com

About AUVSI.org

The AUVSI XCELLENCE Awards honor innovators with a demonstrated commitment to advancing autonomy, leading, and promoting safe adoption of unmanned systems and developing programs that use these technologies to save lives and improve the human condition.

For more information about AUVSI visit AUVSI.org. For more information about the AUVSI XCELLENCE Awards and XPONENTIAL 2021, visit xponential.org.

About Sagetech Avionics

Sagetech Avionics, Inc. is an aerospace technology company empowering safe flight in unmanned aircraft with situational awareness solutions built from mission-critical transponders, software, and related technologies. Currently serving military and civil duty on most small to medium UAVs, Sagetech solutions are mission-proven and offer decades of program experience, certifications, and millions of flight hours to deliver maximum value over the life of an unmanned platform. Today, Sagetech is expanding its technology platform to create comprehensive, certifiable systems such as detect and avoid solutions. Every day, Sagetech works in concert with its extensive ecosystem of OEM customers, technology partners, and resellers to ensure UAVs fly safer with Sagetech on board. Learn more at sagetech.com.

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