27-Apr-2012 Source: Telephonics
Telephonics Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Griffon Corporation announced that its Radar Systems Division has been awarded a multi-year, full-scale production contract valued in excess of $330M from Lockheed Martin Mission Systems & Sensors.
This contract is a follow on to a previously awarded multi-year contract and includes the delivery of 160 AN/APS-153 Multi-Mode Radar systems, spares and engineering support. A portion of the systems are designated for an Australian Foreign Military Sales contract. These systems will be integrated into the Lockheed Martin advanced mission avionics package and installed on the U.S. Navyâ€™s MH-60R â€œRomeoâ€ helicopter.
The AN/APS-153 radar is the successor to the AN/APS-147, and includes Automatic Radar Periscope Detection and Discrimination (ARPDD) capability. It was designed to meet the Navyâ€™s demanding mission requirements, providing reliable maritime domain surveillance in all weather conditions, day or night. In addition to ARPDD, the radarâ€™s other advanced features include small target detection, Inverse Synthetic Aperture Radar (ISAR) imaging, and a unique, fully internally integrated, Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) interrogator capability which is readily upgradeable to include Modes 5 and S.
â€œThe AN/APS-153 Multi-Mode Radar, with the advanced ARPDD mode, provides the U.S. Navy with an unprecedented capability to successfully perform their difficult and often dangerous missions. This highly capable system incorporates advanced features which will serve Naval Aviation well for many years to comeâ€, said Joseph J. Battaglia, President of Telephonics Corporation. â€œWe are proud to continue to support Lockheed Martin and the U.S. Navy and to be an important part of Team Seahawkâ€.
About Lockheed Martin
Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs about 123,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The Corporationâ€™s net sales for 2011 were $46.5 billion.
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.