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    • VIDEO RELEASE: Telephonics’ Radar Critical to the Success of U.S. Navy Search & Rescue Mission

      Telephonics Assists in Search and Rescue Mission

      Press Releases on May 18, 2015

    • Telephonics Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Griffon Corporation (NYSE:GFF), announced today that its AN/APS-147 maritime surveillance radar system was instrumental in assisting U.S. Navy crews during a search and rescue mission. After receiving notification from the USS New York (LPD-21) of a man overboard, the Navy deployed an MH-60R, with a flight crew from the Helicopter Strike Maritime (HSM)-46 Detachment 3 assigned to the USS Jason Dunham (DDG-109). The MH-60R serves as the Navy’s primary anti-submarine and surface warfare helicopter and is equipped with the AN/APS-147 system.

      Click about to see Lt. Cmdr. Godbehere, Lt. Cona, Lt. Woods, AWR2 Crawford and AWR2 Berry describe their successful search and rescue mission on September 11, 2014. (©2015 Telephonics Corporation)

      Using the periscope-short mode optimized for small target detection, AN/APS-147 operators were able to find the overboard sailor within 90 minutes of searching in nighttime conditions. The rescue mission took place approximately 300 miles off the coast of South Carolina. In addition to providing a search and rescue capability, the radar system also enhances crew situational awareness as well as littoral and maritime domain awareness for its host ship.

      “Telephonics is extremely proud that a system designed and developed by its engineers was able to assist the Navy during a search and rescue operation, effectively locating the sailor quickly and bringing him back home safely,” said Joseph J. Battaglia, President and Chief Executive Officer of Telephonics. “Serving and protecting our nation’s armed forces is always Telephonics’ top priority and this story truly reminds us of the important role technology plays in critical, life-saving situations.”

      For more information about Telephonics, its radar technologies and this amazing story, please contact Lisa Ahrens at or visit


    • Search & Rescue, ARPDD, Small Target Detection, Identification Friend or Foe