UK: Astronics Corporation has won two five-year contracts by General Dynamics United Kingdom Limited, to support the U K Ministry of Defense (MoD) Bowman tactical communications system test equipment modernisation, logistics, supply and support.
Astronics will provide full logistical support for Bowman Radio Test solutions (RTS), including necessary repair and calibration, spares provisioning, obsolescence management and logistics support analysis required to maintain the 80 systems currently fielded. Astronics will also provide engineering design services and management support of the Bowman RTS equipment, which was originally supplied by Astronics as part of the General Dynamics UK led Bowman program. "Astronics' Bowman RTS is a critical test system used to verify and certify operational tactical radios and communications equipment for the UK MoD's current tactical radio fleet. We originally supplied the equipment to this program over 10 years ago. With these wins, we will continue to support the MoD's strategy to ensure continuous capability for voice and data communication,” said Peter J Gundermann, President and CEO of Astronics.