Telephonics Awarded Radar Contract for Coast Guard’s HC-27J Program
FARMINGDALE, N.Y. — Telephonics Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of Griffon Corp., has been awarded an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract from the Naval Air Warfare Center, Aircraft Division, valued at $31.8 million, to supply its APS-143C(V)3 as the multimode radar system for the U.S. Coast Guard’s HC-27J Spartan medium-range maritime surveillance platform, the company announced in a June 14 release.
The APS-143C(V)3 maritime surveillance system offers a broad range of capabilities including long-range target search, detection and tracking in high sea-states, inverse synthetic aperture radar, synthetic aperture radar, weather avoidance, and search-and-rescue transponder beacon modes. The system will assist HC-27J operators during a variety of missions.
“Telephonics is extremely proud to support this important program, providing a maritime surveillance system designed to meet the demanding requirements of USCG missions,” said Kevin McSweeney, president of Telephonics. “The APS-143C(V)3 will provide enhanced radar capabilities to the USCG, enabling increased maritime awareness in support of their mission critical work.”
The APS-143C(V)3 is widely deployed on the Coast Guard’s HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft, as well as other domestic and international platforms, and utilized in maritime surveillance, reconnaissance, search and rescue, law enforcement and border protection missions.