19-May-2015 Source: Telephonics
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.
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.”
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, 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.