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    • Telephonics Corporation receives contract to upgrade Automation Systems at four airports in China

      Telephonics Upgrades Automation Systems in China

      Press Releases on September 28, 2010

    • Telephonics Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Griffon Corporation (NYSE:GFF), announced today that its Electronic Systems Division received an order valued at approximately $1 million to upgrade the AeroTrac® Automation Systems at the Southern China Air Traffic Centers of Wuhan, Zhuhai, Guilin, and Haikou. The upgrades include both hardware replacement and new, advanced software to accommodate near term and anticipated future increases in traffic loads. The upgrade permits additional controller positions and includes new features such as Electronic Flight Strips and ADS-B processing. Additional coordination features will also be provided in Macau and Zhuhai to improve clearance coordination within the adjoining Pearl River Delta region. This will provide controllers with the tools to handle the increase traffic density, while also reducing flight times, fuel and carbon emissions.

      ”A major benefit of the AeroTrac system is the ability to be configured for en route, terminal, or tower applications” said Don Pastor, President of the Electronic Systems Division. “This flexibility allows our customers to easily upgrade their system to the ever-changing and increasing demands of air traffic management that is being experienced around the world.”

      Telephonics’ air traffic control and air traffic management systems are widely used across the U.S., Europe, and China. Telephonics has been active in the aviation market in Asia since 1985 when it was awarded its first contract for an Air Traffic Control system at the Guangzhou International Airport. In 1995, Telephonics began installing its first AeroTrac ATM systems in China. Today, over twenty air traffic facilities across China use AeroTrac.

      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.

    • Air Traffic Control, Air Traffic Management, Airborne Intercommunications
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