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    • Telephonics Corporation receives Sikorsky Aircraft contract to upgrade their Monopulse Secondary Surveillance Radar (MSSR) at their Stratford, CT airfield

      Press Releases on September 27, 2010

    • Telephonics Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Griffon Corporation (NYSE:GFF), announced today that its Electronic Systems Division received an order for a Sky Search-2000M® Monopulse Secondary Surveillance Radar (MSSR) from Sikorsky Aircraft. The MSSR will be installed at Sikorsky’s Stratford, CT airfield used to test and validate their vast array of rotary and fixed wing aircraft. The MSSR meets all standards for civil aviation applications and has unique automatic self adaptive features that provide a new industry standard for lowering interrogation rates while maximizing accuracy and resolution performance in the dense air traffic environments of the Northeastern United States.

      ”We are honored to have been chosen by Sikorsky to upgrade their current secondary radar to the Telephonics Sky Search-2000M,” said Don Pastor, President of the Electronic Systems Division. “The MSSR provides Sikorsky the operational performance required to continuously monitor and safely control the skies around this high technology flight test airfield.”

      The Sky Search-2000M is part of Telephonics’ AN/UPX-40, AN/UPX-43(V), AN/UPX-505(V) and AN/UPX-44 All-Mode family of IFF/MSSR Interrogators. This family shares a common modular design approach with multiple platforms that have been successfully deployed by military and civilian customers around the world. Deployed platforms include Airborne Early Warning, Rotary Wing, Fixed Wing, Ground Transportable, Ground Fixed, and Shipboard configurations.

      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.

      About Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation

      Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., based in Stratford, Conn., is a world leader in helicopter design, manufacture and service. It is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp., which is based in Hartford, Conn., and provides a broad range of high technology products and support services to the aerospace and building systems industries worldwide.

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      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, Identification Friend or Foe, Surveillance
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