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Griffon : Telephonics Successfully Collaborates with Northrop Grumman to Deliver a Mode S Interrogator Upgrade for the UK AWACS Program

06/03/2014 | 11:47am US/Eastern
Telephonics Successfully Collaborates with Northrop Grumman to Deliver a Mode S Interrogator Upgrade for the UK AWACS Program

FARMINGDALE, NEW YORK, June 3, 2014 - Telephonics Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Griffon Corporation (NYSE: GFF), today announced the conclusion of a successful collaborative effort with Northrop Grumman Corporation to deliver Mode S upgrades to the Telephonics' AN/UPX-40 Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) Interrogator, fielded on the United Kingdom's E-3D Sentry Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) fleet based at Royal Air Force Waddington.

The AN/UPX-40, designed and developed by Telephonics under internally funded research and development, is an AIMS certified, All-Mode IFF interrogator that utilizes a common set of core hardware and software modules found in current company IFF technologies, including the AN/UPX-43, 44 and 505.

"Together with our prime contractor, Northrup Grumman, and the Air ISTAR Project team, the E-3D Sentry Mode S integration program was a successful collaborative effort, resulting in the delivery of a mission critical capability," said Joseph J. Battaglia, President and Chief Executive Officer of Telephonics. "This presents a proven, economical and low risk model for future upgrades."

For more information about Telephonics and its IFF interrogator technology, please contact Lisa Ahrens or visit www.telephonics.com .

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, 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.

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