Astronics awarded contract for F-16 lighting system

Astronics Corporation (NASDAQ:ATRO) has been awarded a contract to provide night vision compatible lighting systems for an undisclosed country´s fleet of F-16 aircraft, the company said.

The company said the contract award covers both design and development as well as product production. The contract is being administered through the US government´s foreign military sales program and is expected to be completed over the next 24 months. Its value exceeds USD5.0 million, with over 90 percent of the contract´s revenue anticipated in 2017 and 2018.

The lighting system 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.

Astronics Corporation is a supplier of technological solutions to the global aerospace, defense and semiconductor industries with products that include power generation, distribution, avionics products and aircraft structures.