Telephonics’ RDR-1700B Radar Selected by SAAB
FARMINGDALE, NEW YORK, February 6, 2013 – Telephonics Corporation (Telephonics), a wholly owned subsidiary of Griffon Corporation (NYSE:GFF), announces that their RDR-1700B radar was chosen for Piaggio Aero's extendedwing Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA). SAAB, working directly with Piaggio Aero, chose the RDR-1700B for its advanced maritime surveillance capabilities. The radar will serve on MPA aircraft for all maritime surveillance missions, providing airborne maritime patrol, search and rescue functionality, Economic Exclusion Zone patrol, fisheries protection, and integrated Automatic Identification System.
"The diversity of the RDR-1700B enables it to be more than a maritime radar, it can easily switch to overland or littoral surveillance, providing consistent situational awareness for operators of the Piaggio Aero MPA," said Mr. Kevin McSweeney, Telephonics' Chief Operating Officer.
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.
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