Tele­phon­ics awarded con­tract for IFF sys­tems

SP's MAI - - AEROSPACE -

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.”

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