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  • Telephonics AN/UPX-44A Receives New AIMS Certification for JADGE Program

    Press Releases on October 25, 2016

  • Telephonics Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Griffon Corporation (NYSE:GFF), announced today that their AN/UPX-44A All-Mode Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) interrogator has attained AIMS DoD 03-1000B certification on the Japan Air Defense Ground Environment (JADGE) program. Telephonics, with its partners, International Aviation Technical Services, Inc. (IATS) and Toshiba Corporation, worked closely with the Japan Air Self Defense Force (JASDF) and the U.S. DoD AIMS program office during the certification process.

    The AN/UPX-44A is the first IFF interrogator to achieve the more stringent test requirements of the new “B” level AIMS certification. The first AN/UPX-44A IFF production system has been delivered to and will enable JASDF to identify military and civilian aircraft, verify forces as friendly and determine their bearing and range.

    “Telephonics is extremely pleased to have achieved this significant milestone with our JADGE program partners, said Kevin McSweeney, President of Telephonics. “We look forward to our continued collaboration with IATS and Toshiba over the life of the JADGE program and to providing the next generation of IFF technology.”

    Telephonics has delivered over 250 AN/UPX-44A IFF interrogators to U.S. and international customers in multiple operating environments, including airborne, shipboard and ground. To learn more about Telephonics’ IFF technologies, please contact Lisa Ahrens at or visit

    About Telephonics

    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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     About Griffon Corporation

    Griffon Corporation, headquartered in New York, N.Y., is a diversified management and holding company that conducts business through wholly-owned subsidiaries.  The Company oversees the operations of its subsidiaries, allocates resources among them and manages their capital structures.  Griffon provides direction and assistance to its subsidiaries in connection with acquisition and growth opportunities as well as in connection with divestitures.  In order to further diversify, Griffon also seeks out, evaluates and, when appropriate, will acquire additional businesses that offer potentially attractive returns on capital.

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  • IFF, All-Mode, Identification Friend or Foe