Astronics Awarded $36M Navy Contract for RFDACS

In an April 2015 announcement, the U.S. Navy awarded Astronics Test Systems (ATS) a $36.4 million contract for five years of production. ATS is expected to produce, test, and deliver the Radio Frequency Distribution and Control System (RFDACS) through the year of 2020. This subsystem is used for a submarine radio room, creating routing signals between antenna systems. Program manager of this project Peter J. Gundermann stated, “The RFDACS is deployed on all active Virginia-class and Los Angeles-class submarines and designated for all future Virginia-class submarines. This follow-on production award is a testament to the quality and reliability of the complex RF Subsystem we delivered to the U.S. Navy. We are pleased to have been selected again to support the men and women of our Naval Forces in meeting their mission."

Currently, Astronics Test Systems holds a $4 million backlog for orders that are planned to ship throughout this year. As a leading manufacturer of aerospace products and technology, Astronics Corporation has made profound growth since its founding date. Products include aircraft lighting, power supplies, ground support equipment, test solutions, interiors, antenna systems, and interface solutions. The company focuses on the global and defense aerospace industries, maintaining a reputation for high quality innovations and leading edge technology. Shares have increased from $46.07 in 2014 to $74.05 one year later. In December of last year, Astronics purchased Armstrong Aerospace for an estimated $51 million.

Headquartered in Itasca, Illinois, Armstrong Aerospace produced connectivity, in-flight and electrical power systems. This acquisition has contributed to Astronics’ increasing revenue and popularity within the aerospace industry. Via our proprietary website Just NSN Parts, ASAP Semiconductor is a leading supplier of Astronics products. Prospective customers can browse our inclusive inventory of hard-to-find obsolete and current Astronics parts at If you are interested in a part, please feel free to contact our knowledgeable sales staff at or 1-714-705-4780 for a quote.


October 17, 2019
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