Telephonics Corp.

Telephonics Corp. soars with $23M Chinook deal

A Farmingdale-based manufacturer has landed a $23.3 million deal centered on the U.S. Army’s ionic Chinook helicopters. Communications ace Telephonics Corp. announced this week a three-year contract with the Defense Logistics Agency to provide weapons-systems communication equipment for CH-47 Chinook helicopters. Work under the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract is slated to be complete by July 2020, according to the contract. Telephonics, a wholly owned subsidiary of New York City-based Griffon Corp., offers surveillance, communications and integration analysis…


FSC: How to (safely) earn a commercial drone license

By GREGORY ZELLER // As the nation’s skies clog with Unmanned Aerial Systems, the Federal Aviation Administration is ratcheting up its licensing protocols – and Farmingdale State College is ready for takeoff. The college has announced a new, six-week Remote Pilot Certification Program, starting April 15 at the Farmingdale State College Aviation Center. Meeting weekly for intensive three-hour sessions, the program prepares students for the FAA’s Part 107 licensing examination, which authorizes UAS operations for…


For this engineer, a triple Skoop (with patience on top)

By GREGORY ZELLER // Ten years in operation, offices on two continents, employees and partners on four, a step ahead of the planet’s most lucrative digital-marketing technologies – and for all intents and purposes, a startup. That’s how founder and CEO Dan Giacopelli describes Skoop!, an interactive-marketing-services provider with a multifaceted menu of scalable programs for retailers, salons, restaurants and just about any business whose customers might happen to carry a cellphone. Headquartered in Plainview,…