Astronics wins U.S. Navy contract for automatic test equipment, test program sets

EAST AURORA, N.Y., 5 Oct. 2010. Astronics DME Corp., the wholly-owned subsidiary of Astronics Corp., a provider of advanced, high-performance lighting, electrical power, and automated test systems for the global aerospace and defense industries, is one of three companies awarded an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (ID/IQ) contract to provide Test Program Sets and Application Program Sets to the U.S. Marine Corps through the Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP).

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EAST AURORA, N.Y., 5 Oct. 2010. Astronics DME Corp., the wholly-owned subsidiary of Astronics Corp., a provider of advanced, high-performance lighting, electrical power, and automated test systems for the global aerospace and defense industries, is one of three companies awarded an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (ID/IQ) contract to provide Test Program Sets and Application Program Sets to the U.S. Marine Corps through the Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP).

The contract includes both hardware and software and has a one-year term with three option years. The maximum total value of the contract is approximately $21 million.

NAVSUP intends to have the three companies bid for specific task orders, which may be awarded under the ID/IQ contracts during the contracts’ duration. Two such task orders were bid simultaneously with the ID/IQ request for proposal, both of which were awarded to Astronics DME. The two task orders are cost plus fixed fee awards totaling $1.5 million, with work to begin immediately and carry into the second half of 2011.

“This is a significant win for DME and we look forward to further supporting the automated test capabilities of the United States Marine Corps under this new program,” says Peter J. Gundermann, president and CEO of Astronics.

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