Contract manufacturer Sypris to build avionics assemblies for F-16 flight computers

TAMPA, Fla., 12 March 2010. Electronics contract manufacturing specialist Sypris Electronics in Tampa, Fla., won $6 million in follow-on orders to produce electronic assemblies for the F-16 jet fighter's digital flight control computer (DFLCC).

Posted by John Keller

TAMPA, Fla., 12 March 2010.Electronics contract manufacturing specialist Sypris Electronics in Tampa, Fla., won $6 million in follow-on orders to produce aircraft avionics assemblies for the F-16 jet fighter's digital flight control computer (DFLCC).

Awarding the orders were officials at the Honeywell Inc. Defense and Space Electronic Systems segment in Albuquerque, N.M. This award will support the Ogden Air Logistics Center at Hill Air Force base, Utah, and their initiative of maintaining the F-16 fleet.

The flight-critical DFLCC is a quadruple redundant avionics computer at the core of the fly-by-wire flight control system for the F-16. The DFLCC combines pilot inputs along with aircraft motion and flight conditions to command position of the flight control surfaces for increased aircraft performance and survivability.

For more information contact Sypris online at www.sypriselectronics.com.

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