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  • Telephonics First to Complete DoD AIMS certification for AN/UPX-40(V)1 ALL-MODE IFF Interrogator

    Press Releases on October 26, 2011

  • 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 Mark XII/XIIA/Mode S, Systems” (DoD AIMS) Program Office that its AN/UPX-40(V)1 ALL-MODE Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) Interrogator has successfully completed 03-1000A (CN3) Box Level Certification.

    This is a significant accomplishment for Telephonics as this is the first and only ALL-MODE system to be fully certified for Mark XII, Mode 5 and Mode S, positioning the Company for continued growth in this market.

    Achieving the DoD AIMS 03-1000A “All-Mode” Certification is a significant accomplishment for the US Air Force that provides operators with the capability to more timely and accurate display of civil and military air traffic, delivers state of the art cooperative engagement capabilities using the most advanced combat identification techniques, and keeps current with new worldwide civil air traffic control (ATC) requirements.

    “Telephonics is pleased to achieve this significant milestone, and more importantly, provide the added security and situational awareness for battle space dominance that Mode 5 capability in the AN/UPX-40 brings to the US Air Force and our warfighters”, said Jim Pitts, Telephonics’ Vice President, IFF Programs. This six-year project was a true team effort between Telephonics, the AIMS program office, and the Department of Defense.

    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, Air Traffic Control, All-Mode, Identification Friend or Foe