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  • Telephonics Corporation offers RaVEN for CBP Integrated Fixed Tower

    Press Releases on June 19, 2012

  • Telephonics Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Griffon Corporation (NYSE: GFF), announced today that they are taking a lead role in providing a technological solution to maintain the integrity of our nation’s borders near Nogales, AZ. This will be the first phase of a major U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) initiative, known as “Integrated Fixed Towers,” or “IFT.” Telephonics will introduce their Radar and Video Enforcement Network (RaVEN), to the CBP as a fully compliant solution to their IFT requirements.

    RaVEN will provide Border Patrol Agents with a robust, user-friendly product that will enhance situational awareness and a unified picture of U.S. Borders. CBP’s familiarity with the systems offered as Telephonics’ RaVEN will ensure a rapid execution of the first phase of the Arizona Southwest Border Initiative. Telephonics’ strategic partnership with logistics and infrastructure support contractors will allow the installment, integration, and deployment of well-placed RaVEN systems along the U.S. border. This offers CBP a tower design that is reliable, modular, and ruggedized for the environment in which it will be used. As an added benefit, Telephonics’ thorough understanding of the requirements and lessons learned while working with CBP agents in the field has enabled product refinement that truly defines RaVEN as Commercial-off-the-Shelf while being fully responsive to their needs. RaVEN brings years of experience in sensor deployment in harsh desert environments, and is the most cost effective, high performance, and reliable solution available today.

    “We are very pleased with the team that has come together and the capability that RaVEN will deliver to U.S. Border Patrol Agents,” said Mr. Joseph Battaglia, President and CEO of Telephonics Corporation. “With RaVEN we will greatly enhance the safety and detection capabilities of CBP with this outstanding new integrated solution.”

    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.

    About Griffon Corporation

    Griffon Corporation (the “Company” or “Griffon”), 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. The Company provides direction and assistance to its subsidiaries in connection with acquisition and growth opportunities as well as in connection with divestitures. Griffon also seeks out, evaluates and, when appropriate, will acquire additional businesses that offer potentially attractive returns on capital to further diversify itself.

    Forward-Looking Statements

    Safe Harbor” Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Certain statements other than statements of historical fact included in this release are forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements are based on the beliefs of the company’s management, as well as assumptions made by and information currently available to the company’s management. Actual results could differ materially from those contemplated by the forward-looking statements. Information concerning risks and uncertainties that may impact the company’s results and forward-looking statements are set forth in Griffon Corporation’s filings with the SEC. The company does not undertake to release publicly any revisions to these forward-looking statements to reflect future events or circumstances or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

  • Capability, Commercial, Border Security