Telephonics Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Griffon Corporation, announced today that it has been awarded a contract by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for the Common Terminal Digitizer (CTD) system, supporting the FAA’s initiative to upgrade Airport Surveillance Radar-8 (ASR-8) throughout the U.S.
The FAA awarded the multi-year contract, with a base value of $23 million and additional exercisable options, to Telephonics after a competitive acquisition process in support of the agency’s Terminal Automation Modernization Replacement (TAMR) program.
Telephonics’ CTD system will process and convert radar signals from the legacy ASR-8 and beacon Air Traffic Control (ATC) radar systems to the latest digital data standards required by the FAA Standard Terminal Automation Replacement Systems (STARS), which are to be installed throughout the U.S. over the next several years. CTD will provide U.S. air traffic controllers with real-time and accurate aircraft position, identification data and weather information, enabling them to monitor the skies more effectively and enhance air traffic safety.
Telephonics, understanding the critical need for a low risk, reliable and mature CTD solution, assembled an experienced team including Intersoft Electronics, Sunhillo Corporation and Crown Consulting, Incorporated. Intersoft provides radar service life extension technology and radar certifications; Sunhillo provides FAA-certified data distribution systems and field engineering support; and Crown Consulting provides logistics support, analytics and data technology services.
“We are extremely pleased to be selected for this key program and have complete confidence that our CTD solution will meet or exceed the expectations of the FAA, helping operators to effectively manage air traffic with a clear operating picture,” said Joseph J. Battaglia, President and Chief Executive Officer of Telephonics. “This award places Telephonics firmly on the FAA’s roadmap for air traffic management modernization, which we expect will provide opportunities for additional radar upgrades throughout U.S. and global ATC centers.”