Telephonics’ Sky Search-2000M Completes China MSSR Certification Testing
FARMINGDALE, NEW YORK, March 10, 2015 – Telephonics Corporation (Tel-ephonics), a wholly owned subsidiary of Griffon Corporation (NYSE: GFF), an-nounced today that its Sky Search-2000®M, an Air Traffic Control (ATC) system, has completed Monopulse Secondary Surveillance Radar (MSSR) certification testing in China and has received the official certification from the Civil Aviation Authority of China (CAAC). The rigorous, comprehensive and lengthy assess-ment analyzed Telephonics’ MSSR performance and aircraft reporting ability for civil ATC applications in Chinese airspace.
Telephonics’ Sky Search-2000M has a complete suite of civil mode interrogation capabilities including Selective Identification Feature (SIF), Mode S and Multi-Channel Passive Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B), provid-ing optimum control in China’s increasingly congested air space. The system’s open architecture design and versatility enables easy integration with Telephon-ics’ certified AeroTrac
® Air Traffic Management system, which has also received a two-year service extension. Sky Search-2000M also integrates easily with any other manufacturers’ air traffic automation system. This new certification allows Telephonics to provide advanced MSSR systems to this growing market in the future.
"As China continues to add airports and expand as well as enhance their capabil-ities to enable greater capacity, integration of state-of-the-art technology that fur-ther increases the safety and efficiency of China’s airspace becomes of utmost importance," said Joseph J. Battaglia, President and Chief Executive Officer of Telephonics. "Telephonics is pleased that certification testing of the Sky Search-2000M system has been successfully completed, leading us one step closer to reaching this critical goal."
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 inter-communication systems, wireless communication systems, radars, identification friend or foe products, integrated security systems, air traffic management sys-tems, aerospace electronics, and the performance of threat and radar system analyses.
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