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Astronics Selected to Manufacture Components for the Raytheon Missiles & Defense Light Weight CLU for the Javelin Program

Astronics Corporation (NASDAQ: ATRO), a leading provider of advanced technologies for the global aerospace, defense and other mission critical industries, announced today that its wholly-owned subsidiary, PECO Inc., has been selected by Raytheon Missiles & Defense to manufacture and supply handgrip subassemblies for the next generation light weight command launch unit (CLU) for the Javelin missile.

“We have a long-standing partnership with Raytheon Missiles & Defense, and we are excited to be supporting the development and manufacturing components for the next-generation launch unit for Javelin. We appreciate the opportunity to continue to support Raytheon Missiles & Defense as an integrated system solution provider, and we look forward to our products contributing to the future success of the Javelin program and ultimately the warfighter,” commented Nick Stevenson, Vice President and General Manager of Astronics PECO.

PECO Inc. offers a successful track record of providing engineering, components, and assemblies across many Raytheon Missiles & Defense programs. The Javelin CLU will take advantage of advancements in new materials and state of the art manufacturing processes to achieve the objectives for the program. The units will be manufactured by Astronics PECO in Clackamas, Oregon.

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Astronics PECO brings nearly 50 years of design engineering and contract manufacturing expertise to aerospace and defense companies, producing a variety of sophisticated technical products from aircraft Passenger Service Units (PSUs), Structures, Enhanced Vision Systems, environmental system controls, to airborne missile components. Capabilities include multi-disciplined design engineering and qualification, as well as highly integrated manufacturing operations providing custom-injection molding, die-casting, CNC machining, NADCAP-accredited bonding/chemical/finishing processes, integrated assembly and test.

Source: Astronics Corporation
Date: Mar 5, 2021


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