Telephonics Multi-Mode Radar Begins Flight Tests on Northrop Grumman’s MQ-8B Fire Scout Vertical Unmanned Air System Demonstrator
Telephonics Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Griffon Corporation (NYSE:GFF); announced today that its Radar Systems Division demonstrated radar capability on Northrop Grumman’s company-owned MQ-8B Fire Scout Vertical Unmanned Air System (VUAS) (designated as “P6”), with it’s RDR-1700B radar. The flight demonstrated multi-mode maritime radar operation for the first time aboard Fire Scout. The demonstration was part an on-going effort to expand upon the capabilities of the MQ-8B Fire Scout, and specifically enhances the VUAS broad-area maritime search and surveillance capabilities. The flight took place on September 19 at the Yuma Proving Ground, Ariz. test center.
“We believe the RDR-1700B MMR will prove an invaluable addition to the Fire Scout mission, enabling maritime search, surveillance, SAR/ISAR imaging and integrated automatic identification system (AIS) features,” said Joseph J. Battaglia, Telephonics President. “Telephonics continues to see strong interest in the RDR-1700B for unmanned and piloted applications. This radar provides operators with a unique capability in the unmanned market-space. Never before has this level of multi-mode capability been available in this weight-class.” A variant of the RDR-1700B is operational with the Japanese Coast Guard and had been selected by the USCG for their VUAV program.
A subsidiary of Griffon Corporation, Telephonics' high-technology engineering and manufacturing capabilities provide integrated information, communication and sensor system solutions to military and commercial markets worldwide. Telephonics specializes in aircraft intercommunication systems, wireless communication systems, radars, identification friend or foe products, integrated security systems, air traffic management systems, aerospace electronics, and the performance of threat and radar system analyses.
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Griffon Corporation is a diversified manufacturing company headquartered in Jericho, NY with operations in four business segments: Garage Doors; Installation Services; Specialty Plastic Films; and Electronic Information and Communication Systems.
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