Telephonics Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Griffon Corporation (NYSE:GFF); announced today that its Radar Systems Division received a $99.3M follow-on order from Lockheed Martin for the purchase of AN/APS-147 Multi Mode Radar System and subsystem spares. The radar includes a fully integrated Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) 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, a periscope detection mode, and the IFF to identify other aircraft in flight.
The systems and spares are part of a multi-year contract awarded to Lockheed Martin Systems Integration in Owego, NY in 2007 to integrate the avionics and mission systems onto 139 MH-60R helicopters through 2013.
“The high reliability of the AN/APS-147 Radar/IFF subsystem increases the availability and mission effectiveness of the MH-60R helicopter fleet wherever it is deployed around the world,” 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.
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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.
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