Telephonics awarded contract for IFF systems

Issue No. 21 | November 01-15, 2012

Telephonics corporation, a whollyowned subsidiary of Griffon Corporation, has been awarded a $60 million multiyear contract from the Air Force Life Cycle Management Command (AFLCMC), Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts.

Telephonics will supply the AN/UPX-40 identification friend or foe (IFF) Interrogator for integration on to the USAF E-3 sentry airborne warning and control (AWACS) aircraft including installation kits, installation, and sustainment support.

The Telephonics’ family of interrogators is the only IFF interrogators to achieve DoD AIMS certification in all modes including mark XII, mode 5, mode S, and multi-channel ADS-B. The AN/UPX-40 provides the USAF AWACS aircraft with an unprecedented air surveillance capability in support of the integrated command and control battle management capability. The real-time air surveillance picture provides situational awareness of friendly, neutral and hostile activity, command and control of an area of responsibility, battle management of theatre forces, all-altitude and all-weather surveillance of the battle space, and early warning of enemy actions during joint, allied and coalition operations.

“With 50 years experience designing, developing and delivering IFF systems throughout the world, Telephonics is uniquely qualified to field the most advanced military surveillance radar on the world’s premier airborne surveillance platform in support of the warfighter,” said Kevin McSweeney, Chief Operating Officer of Telephonics Corporation. “We are very proud of our legacy of high performance surveillance and excited about the future of this important product line.”