Telephonics Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Griffon Corporation (NYSE:GFF); announced today that received a $9.5M order from Lockheed Martin to fund long-lead purchase of subsystem spares for the AN/APS-147 Multi-Mode Radar and Identification Friend or Foe Interrogator System.
The integrated system is deployed on U.S. Navy MH-60R multi-mission helicopters whose principal mission is to protect the fleet from submarines and surface vessels. The radar provides the helicopter with long-range search, imaging, and tracking of surface vessels, and includes an advanced periscope detection mode. The IFF identifies other aircraft in flight.
The award covers the procurement of spares to support the U.S. Navy's Lot 7 purchase of 30 MH-60R helicopters for delivery beginning in 2012. The spares are part of a $1.065B multi-year contract awarded to Lockheed Martin in 2007 to integrate the avionics and mission systems onto 139 MH-60R aircraft through 2013.
"The AN/APS-147 MMR is an outstanding system that will bring unprecedented mission performance and brand new capabilities to the U.S. Navy's rotary wing community," said Joseph J. Battaglia, president of Telephonics. "We look forward to a long and successful program supporting Lockheed Martin and the U.S. Navy."
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. Griffon Corporation is a diversified manufacturing company headquartered in Jericho, NY with operations in three business segments: Garage Doors; Specialty Plastic Films; and Electronic Information and Communication Systems.