Telephonics Wins $15M NAWCAD Contract for AN/UPX-43(V)1 IFF Interrogator in Support of P-8A Poseidon Program

Telephonics Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Griffon Corp., is awarded a $15 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract for the procurement of a maximum quantity of 50 AN/UPX-43(V) 1 Identification Friend or Foe Interrogator (IFFI).

The firm-fixed-price contract, awarded by the U.S. Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD), is in support of P-8A Poseidon Production Lots 9, 10, and 11 for the Navy, partner countries and foreign military sales (FMS) customers. The first order combines purchases for the Navy (75 percent); and the government of the United Kingdom (25 percent).

The contract also includes 50 IFFI mounting trays, repair of repairables and required technical data. Work will be performed in Farmingdale, New York, and is expected to be completed in November 2021.

The AN/UPX-43 is a Mark XIIA, monopulse and AIMS certified IFF interrogator designed for command and control. It enables air traffic controllers and air defenders to identify military and civilian aircraft, verify forces as friendly and determine their bearing and range.

The AN/UPX-43 also provides multi-channel Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) and has been deployed in airborne, shipboard and ground-based environments. The system complies with all U.S. and international specifications that define interrogator modes, performance, control, reporting and interface.

To easily introduce performance upgrades, the system uses common module hardware and software for the detection, interrogation, identification, tracking and data extraction of small targets in severe environments.

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