FARMINGDALE, N.Y., 12 May 2008.Telephonics Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of the Griffon Corp., demonstrated its NetCom-V networked intercommunications system to U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps evaluators as part of the recent Army Expedited Modernization Initiative Procedure (EMIP) exercise at Ft. Eustis, Va. NetCom-V is Telephonics' candidate solution for the U.S. Army's $3+ billion VIS-X IDIQ Program.
Telephonics was invited to demonstrate common system interoperability on rotary wing, tactical wheeled vehicle and watercraft platforms. This was accomplished with installations onboard a UH-1 helicopter command-and-control C2 Testbed, HMMWV, and LC2000 watercraft.
The key to the demonstration was the ability to provide common system capabilities and features that are integrated across aviation, ground vehicle, and watercraft to improve the situational awareness of the warfighter, keep them safer and enhance mission accomplishment.
"The demonstrated NetCom-V technologies are ready for fielding and show that integrated wired and wireless intercommunications can fill existing, documented Army communications capability gaps," says Steve Esposito, vice president for business development, Telephonics Communication Systems Division. "The Technology Readiness Level 8 (TRL 8) NetCom-V also brings capabilities that fit the requirements for the future Army and Marine Corps Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) by unlocking the capabilities that future networked radios bring to the warfighter. Older stovepipe intercom systems cannot interface, control, or manage the advanced networked radios planned for installation on future Army and USMC platforms."