Telephonics to upgrade Sikorsky’s monopulse secondary surveillance radar

Telephonics to upgrade Sikorsky’s monopulse secondary surveillance radar

28-Sep-2010 Source: Telephonics

Telephonics Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Griffon Corporation, announced today that its Electronics System 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 allstandards 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 Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation
Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., based in Stratford, CT, is a world leader in helicopter design, manufacture and service. It is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp., which is based in Hartford, CT, and provides a broad range of high technology products and support services to the aerospace and building systems industries worldwide.
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 (NYSE:GFF), headquartered in New York, NY, 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.

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