Griffon Corporation has announced that its electronic information and communication systems subsidiary, Telephonics Corporation, received a $15 million contract award from Boeing Integrated Defense Systems.
This award is for the first production of Telephonics’ new Communications Open Systems Architecture (COSA) Integrated Radio Management System (IRMS) to be used on the United States Air Force C-17A Globemaster III transport aircraft.
This contract is said to represent the first phase of a sixty shipset, multi-year production program for the COSA IRMS, which has a potential value of approximately $40 million.
Boeing is also negotiating an option with the US Air Force for an additional 42 new aircraft and plans are in place for a full retrofit of the existing C-17 fleet with Telephonics’ COSA IRMS system.
COSA IRMS reportedly offers C-17 aircrews with fully secure digital audio, integrated displays and controls for management of all communications and navigation equipment.