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Telephonics gets $60M Air Force contract

About 35 workers 65 or older accepted the

About 35 workers 65 or older accepted the voluntary retirement packages, Joseph Battaglia, president and chief executive of the maker of radar and telecommunications systems, said on Monday, Oct. 20, 2014. This is a Telephonics facility in Huntington on Dec. 15, 2011. Credit: Steve Pfost

Telephonics Corp., a Farmingdale-based electronics defense contractor, said Wednesday that it has received a $60 million, multiyear Air Force contract to supply friend-or-foe identification and surveillance systems for AWACs reconnaissance aircraft.

 The systems will provide real-time pictures of “friendly, neutral and hostile activity,”  and “early warning of enemy actions during joint, allied and coalition operations,” among other things, Telephonics said in a statement.

The company is a subsidiary of Manhattan-based Griffon Corp. and specializes in airborne maritime surveillance radar and aircraft intercommunication systems.

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