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    • Telephonics Completes DOD AIMS Certification for AN/UPX-43(V)1 ALL-MODE IFF Interrogator

      Press Releases on March 27, 2012

    • Telephonics Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Griffon Corporation (NYSE:GFF), announced today that it has received confirmation from the US Department of Defense “Air Traffic Control Radar System Identification Friend or Foe Systems” Program Office that its AN/UPX-43(V)1 ALL-MODE Monopulse Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) Interrogator system has successfully completed its DOD AIMS 03-1000A (CN3) Certification. Achieving this unique All-Mode certification ensures worldwide interoperability and full compliance to U.S. DOD AIMS 03-1000A, NATO STANAG 4193, and ICAO Annex 10 International Military and Civil IFF interrogator standards.

      This is the second ALL-MODE IFF Interrogator system developed by Telephonics to be fully certified for Mark XII, Mode 5, and Mode S.This significant accomplishment positions the Company for continued growth in this increasingly important market. At this time, Telephonics is the only IFF Interrogator supplier, worldwide, that has achieved an All-Mode IFF Interrogator certification.Achieving this All-Mode Certification is an important milestone for all AN/UPX-43 military users. The AN/UPX-43 IFF Interrogator system provides operators with the capability for timely and accurate display of both civil and military air traffic, delivers state of the art cooperative engagement capabilities, and keeps current with new worldwide civil air traffic control requirements including passive multi-channel ADS-B capability.

      “We are very pleased to achieve this major accomplishment,” said Mr. Kevin McSweeney, Chief Operating Officer of Telephonics Corporation. “More importantly, we look forward to providing the enhanced security and situational awareness provided by the AN/UPX-43 Mark XII, Mode 5, Mode S, and ADS-B to our war-fighters and our international partners. Telephonics has raised the bar in IFF Interrogator capability, performance, and advanced features while also providing a cost effective solution for new and upgrade IFF interrogator opportunities.”

      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.

    • IFF, All-Mode, DOD AIMS
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