Astronics Corporation, which has a Redmond location and is a leading supplier of technological solutions to the global aerospace, defense and semiconductor industries, announced it has been awarded a contract to provide night-vision-compatible lighting systems for an undisclosed country’s fleet of F-16 aircraft.
The award covers both design and development as well as product production. The contract is being administered through the U.S. government’s foreign military sales program and is expected to be completed over the next 24 months. Its value exceeds $5 million, with over 90% of the contract’s revenue anticipated in 2017 and 2018.
Astronics 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.