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Astronics to Design, Develop Night-Vision-Compatible F-16 Lighting

By Juliet Van Wagenen | July 21, 2016
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F-16. Photo: Wikimedia

[Avionics Today 07-21-2016] The U.S. government has awarded Astronics a contract to provide night-vision-compatible lighting systems for an undisclosed country’s fleet of F-16 aircraft. The award covers design and development as well as production. The contract, which Astronics expects to complete over the next 24 months, is valued at $5 million. 

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

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