Astronics’ night-vision-compatible lighting to upgrade F-16 military aircraft

EAST AURORA, N.Y., 22 July 2016. Astronics Corp. (NASDAQ:ATRO) won a foreign military sales (FMS) contract to design, develop, and produce night-vision-compatible lighting systems for an undisclosed country’s fleet of F-16 aircraft.

Jul 22nd, 2016
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EAST AURORA, N.Y., 22 July 2016. Astronics Corp. (NASDAQ:ATRO) won a foreign military sales (FMS) contract to design, develop, and produce night-vision-compatible lighting systems for an undisclosed country’s fleet of F-16 aircraft.

Work on the $5 million contract is expected to be completed over the next 24 months. Ninety percent of the contract’s revenue is anticipated in 2017 and 2018.

Astronics engineers will develop a complete lighting system that will enable the aircraft to be piloted using night-vision goggles. It includes exterior and cockpit lighting as well as related products required to modify the aircraft wiring and control systems.

Over the past 20 years, Astronics’ lighting systems have been used to modify over 1,200 F-16 aircraft in the U.S. and around the world, officials say.

“This award builds on our strong legacy of providing world class lighting systems to the global aerospace market,” says Astronics President and CEO Peter J. Gundermann. “In addition to our long history with the F-16, we provide lighting systems on virtually every major fighter, rotorcraft, and transport aircraft flown by militaries worldwide, including the F-18, F-35, UH-60, V-22, CH-53K, C-130, and KC-390 to name just a few.”

Astronics Corp. (NASDAQ:ATRO) is a supplier of products to the global aerospace, defense, and semiconductor industries. Astronics’ products include advanced, high-performance electrical power generation, distribution and motion systems, lighting and safety systems, avionics products, aircraft structures, systems certification, and automated test systems.

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