Coast Guard buys Griffon radar for Deepwater program

JERICHO, N.Y., 8 February 2005. Griffon Corp. today announced that its Telephonics division received two contract awards valued in excess of $7.3 million from Lockheed Martin to develop radar systems for the United States Coast Guard's CN-235 Maritime Patrol Aircraft and the HV-911 Vertical Takeoff Unmanned Aerial Vehicle.

Feb 9th, 2005

JERICHO, N.Y., 8 February 2005. Griffon Corp. today announced that its Telephonics division received two contract awards valued in excess of $7.3 million from Lockheed Martin to develop radar systems for the United States Coast Guard's CN-235 Maritime Patrol Aircraft and the HV-911 Vertical Takeoff Unmanned Aerial Vehicle.

The first contract award is for development of an advanced version of Telephonics' APS-143 radar, designated the APS-143C(V)3. When fielded, this high performance radar will be a major element of the CN-235 Maritime Patrol Aircraft. This flexible and versatile mission system can be adapted to any other fixed wing aircraft utilized by the Coast Guard.

The second contract award is for a customized version of Telephonics' RDR- 1700B lightweight imaging radar, which will be integrated on the Coast Guard's HV-911 Vertical Takeoff Unmanned Aerial Vehicle. Designated the RDR-1700CG, this radar will provide the HV-911 with maritime surveillance, weather avoidance and search and rescue capabilities.

The contract awards span an 18-month time period, covering system development, non-recurring engineering, and the first engineering development models for the CN-235 MPA and the HV-911. The contracts were awarded under Deepwater, a critical multi-year, multi-billion dollar program to modernize and replace the Coast Guard's aging ships and aircraft, and improve command and control and logistics systems. It is the largest recapitalization effort in the history of the Coast Guard.

For more information, see www.griffoncorp.com.

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