Telephonics Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Griffon Corporation (NYSE:GFF), announced today that it has received a contract from the U.S. Foreign Military Sales Office, acting as procuring agent for the Swedish government. The 30-month contract includes 20 AN/UPX-44 Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) interrogators, with 13 systems to be installed on Sweden’s Long Range Radar and Display System (LORADS) and 7 on the country’s Navy Visby-class Corvette ships. Telephonics will also provide in-country integration support and operational training for both platform crews by August 2016.
Designed and manufactured at Telephonics’ Long Island, New York facilities, the Mark XII/A, All-Mode AN/UPX-44 IFF interrogator will enable the Swedish military to identify aircraft, vehicles or forces as friendly while determining the bearing and range of their location. The system is DoD AIMS certified with the latest Mode S capability upgrades, ensuring compatibility and interoperability with Swedish armed forces as well as civilian airspace systems.
“Telephonics is extremely pleased to be selected for these critical defense programs, effectively helping to secure, manage and monitor airspace, water as well as land borders around Sweden,” said Joseph J. Battaglia, President and Chief Executive Officer of Telephonics.
“The AN/UPX-44’s versatility will allow Sweden to utilize the same platform across their different military disciplines, leading to enhanced operator knowledge during aircraft, vehicle or force identification.”
Source: Telephonics Corporation
Date: Nov 18, 2014