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$60M Air Force order for IFF systems

Oct. 26, 2012 at 11:05 AM   |   Comments

FARMINGDALE, N.Y., Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Identification Friend or Foe Interrogator systems from Telephonics Corp. are being integrated on U.S. Air Force AWACS aircraft.

The contract for the AN/UPX-40 IFF systems was issued by the Air Force Life Cycle Management Command. It includes provisions for sustainment support and is worth $60 million.

"With 50 years experience designing, developing and delivering IFF systems throughout the world, Telephonics is uniquely qualified to field the most advanced military surveillance radar on the world's premier airborne surveillance platform in support of the warfighter," said Kevin McSweeney, chief operating officer of Telephonics Corp.

"We are very proud of our legacy of high-performance surveillance and excited about the future of this important product line."

Telephonics said the systems will be integrated aboard E-3 Sentry Airborne Warning and Control aircraft. It provides the aircraft with an unprecedented air surveillance capability in support of the integrated command-and-control battle management capability by enabling situational awareness of friendly, neutral and hostile activity.

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