Telephonics Awarded ARPDD Retrofit Program (Learn More, Video)

Telephonics has been awarded year two of a multi-year, Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) production contract valued at approximately $37M from Lockheed Martin for AN/APS-153(V)1 radar retrofit kits with Automatic Radar Periscope Detection and Discrimination (ARPDD) capability.

As part of the U.S. Navy’s ARPDD Retrofit Program – Phase Three, year two, this award is a follow-on phase to a previously awarded multi-year contract.

Telephonics ARPDD  systems will be installed on the U.S. Navy’s MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopters, providing advanced maritime and littoral surveillance.

The AN/APS-153(V)1 is the successor to the AN/APS-147 and in addition to ARPDD, provides other advanced search capabilities including small target detection and more.

(The AN/APS-153(V)1 is the successor to the AN/APS-147, which is Multi-Mode Maritime Surveillance Radar critical to the success of a U.S. Navy search and rescue mission. Courtesy of Telephonics and YouTube)

Designed to meet the demanding performance requirements of the U.S. Navy’s MH‑60R multi-mission helicopter, Telephonics’ AN/APS‑153(V) is the world’s premier maritime surveillance radar.

Kevin McSweeney, President of Telephonics
Kevin McSweeney, President of Telephonics

Equipped with integrated Identification Friend or Foe (IFF), Automatic Radar Periscope Detection Discrimination (ARPDD) and long-range/high-resolution imaging, the AN/APS‑153(V) provides naval customers with increased littoral and maritime domain awareness.

“Telephonics is extremely proud to continue our support of this critical naval program, providing a surveillance system designed to meet the demanding mission needs of U.S. Navy crews around the globe,” said Kevin McSweeney, President of Telephonics.

“The AN/APS-153(V)1 will provide enhanced capabilities to the Navy, enabling increased maritime and littoral domain awareness in all types of weather conditions, both day and night.”

AN/APS-147 & AN/APS-153(V) Multi-Mode Maritime Surveillance Radar
AN/APS-147 & AN/APS-153(V) Multi-Mode Maritime Surveillance Radar
  • The Telephonics Advantage

    • Detection and discrimination of periscopes in high-sea states
    • Detection and tracking of littoral and blue water small targets in high-sea states
    • Long-range/high-resolution imaging
    • Field-proven reliability
  • Missions Served

    • Anti-Surface Warfare (ASuW)
    • Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW)
    • Maritime interdiction operations
    • Combat Search and Rescue/Search and Rescue (CSAR/SAR)
  • Modes

    • Maritime surveillance
    • Identification Friend or Foe (IFF)
    • Inverse Synthetic Aperture Radar (ISAR)
    • Navigation
    • Automatic Radar Periscope Detection and Discrimination (ARPDD)
    • Return to ship

Initial deliveries of the retrofit kits begin in spring 2018 and kits include one Radar Data Processor (RDP), one Antenna Pedestal (AP) and one Receiver Transmitter (RT).

Telephonics, a wholly owned subsidiary of Griffon Corporation, was founded in 1933 and is recognized globally as a leading provider of highly sophisticated intelligence, surveillance and communications solutions that are deployed across a wide range of land, sea and air applications.