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Tel to proceed with TS-4530 delivery

CARLSTADT, N.J., April 16 (UPI) -- Following the withdrawal of a protest, Tel Instrument Electronics Corp. announced plans to proceed on a contract with the U.S. Army.

U.S. company Tel was awarded a contract with the Army for the delivery of its Mode 5 upgrade of the TS-4530 identification friend or foe test set. After the awarding of the Army contract, multinational company Aeroflex submitted a protest with the U.S. Government Accountability Office.

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Tel said the protest has been dropped and announced plans to proceed with the delivery of its TS-4530 IFF test-set technologies to the Army. IFF systems are designed to provide the Army with the ability to identify friendly aircraft, vehicles or forces.

"The Aeroflex withdrawal of the GAO protest represents a key development for (Tel)," Jeff O'Hara, Tel president, said in a statement.

"This Army contract validates the significant investment that Tel has made in Mode 5 IFF technology over the last five years."

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