Telephonics successfully demonstrates multi-platform networked intercommunications system at U.S. Army EMIP exercise
NetCom-V system integrated into Airborne C2, Tactical Wheeled Vehicle, and Watercraft platforms
FARMINGDALE, NEW YORK, May 7, 2008 - Telephonics Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Griffon Corporation (NYSE:GFF), announced today that it has successfully demonstrated its NetCom-VTM 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, Virginia. 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 successfully 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," said 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."
"A subsidiary of Griffon Corporation (NYSE: GFF), Telephonics' broad-based, advanced, high-technology engineering and manufacturing capabilities provide integrated information, communication, and sensor system solutions to military and commercial markets worldwide. The company is organized into four operating divisions: Communications Systems, specializing in aircraft intercommunication systems, ruggedized wireless communication systems, and commercial audio products; Radar Systems, specializing in airborne maritime surveillance radar, weather and search radar, and advanced identification friend or foe products; Electronic Systems specializing in aerospace electronics, air traffic management systems and Homeland Security products; and the Systems Engineering Group specializing in the performance of threat and radar system analyses and other support engineering functions for the Department of Defense, the Missile Defense Agency, and various other Government agencies and major prime contractors."
About Griffon Corporation
In addition to developing and manufacturing information and communication systems for government and commercial markets worldwide, Griffon Corporation is also an international leader in the development and production of embossed and laminated specialty plastic films used in the baby diaper, feminine napkin, adult incontinent, surgical and patient care markets. Griffon Corporation is also a leading manufacturer and marketer of residential, commercial and industrial garage doors sold to professional installing dealers and major home center retail chains. Through a substantial network of operations located throughout the country, Griffon's building products company also installs and services specialty building products, primarily garage doors, openers, fireplaces and cabinets for new construction markets.
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|Carrie Petrocca, Senior Manager, Corporate Communications|