Ducommun Inc. announced that its Ducommun Technologies Inc. (DTI) subsidiary, a long-time supplier of F/A-18 cockpit display products, has received the second installment of a multi-phased contract from The Boeing Co. The contract is for the retrofit of the Caution Light Panels (CLP) on the F/A-18 fighter aircraft, as part of the US Navy Caution Panel Warning System (CPWS) Upgrade Initiative.
The goal of the fleet upgrade is to enhance ambient pressure early warning systems affecting the safety of F/A-18 crew. Deliveries on the initial order supporting current F/A-18 production as well as the upgrade of more than 300 aircraft were completed in July 2009. The new follow-on order supports upgrades for additional F/A-18 aircraft with deliveries scheduled through December 2010.
Anthony J. Reardon, President and Chief Executive Officer of Ducommun, said, “Ducommun is a significant supplier to the F/A-18 program from cockpit displays to the APG-79 radar rack. We continue to seek opportunities to broaden our scope of work, particularly with design engineered products such as the Caution Light Panels. In this way, we intend to grow our statement of work on important programs and become more valuable to our key customers.”