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TAMPA, FL. (April 23, 2009) – Sypris Electronics, a subsidiary of Sypris Solutions, Inc., announced today that it has been awarded a $3.6 million follow-on contract by Honeywell International, Inc., Defense and Space Electronic Systems (DSES) located in Albuquerque, New Mexico, to produce various units for the F-16 Digital Flight Control Computer (DFLCC).
The flight-critical DFLCC is a quadruple redundant 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. The F-16 Fighting Falcon, first introduced in 1978, is a lightweight, multi-role fighter aircraft developed for the United States Air Force by Lockheed Martin.
“We are delighted to continue our support of Honeywell’s DFLCC for one of the most dependable and successful aircrafts to date,” stated John Walsh, President of Sypris Electronics. “Honeywell is one of our longest customer relationships and we look forward to continuing to grow our partnership on this and other additional multi-year defense contracts.”
Walsh continued, “As economic pressures continue to increase, more aerospace and defense companies are choosing to partner with us to manage and add value to core areas of business, such as design, test and manufacturing.”
Sypris Electronics is a world-class, integrated systems solutions provider. Our ruggedized electronic products, advanced engineering services and complete electronic manufacturing capabilities are aligned to provide our customers the best people, practices and technologies to continually exceed expectations. We consistently promote an agile, innovative culture by strategically partnering with leading-edge technology companies, agencies and universities. With over 40 years of experience, Sypris Electronics is proud to develop, manufacture and integrate leading technologies into mission critical electronics systems that secure America’s interest. Visit www.sypriselectronics.com for additional company information.