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Astronics Awarded Contracts Valued up to $75 Million for Dual-Modem Modem Manager Units

Astronics Dual-Modem Modem Manager (ModMan) Ushers in the Next Chapter of Inflight Entertainment and Connectivity by Enabling Airline Flexibility and Control

Astronics Corporation (Nasdaq: ATRO), a leading supplier of advanced technologies and products to the global aerospace, defense, and other mission-critical industries, announced today that it has been awarded contracts from multiple customers for the Astronics Dual-Modem ModMan (ADMM) valued up to approximately $75 million over the next 3 to 5 years. The Company expects to receive a series of purchase orders throughout the duration of the contracts.

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Astronics ADMM shows off configurability options provided by dual-modem functionality (Photo: Business Wire)

Astronics ADMM shows off configurability options provided by dual-modem functionality (Photo: Business Wire)

“These contracts and the marketplace's positive reception of the ADMM reflect our commitment to investing in reliable and affordable inflight entertainment and connectivity hardware,” said Mike Kuehn, President of Astronics CSC. “Serving as the brains behind our connectivity platform, the ADMM seamlessly manages communication between satellite and cabin wireless access points, ensuring passengers to remain connected reliably. Designed for the future, the modem manager is optimized to leverage both current and emerging network technologies, delivering fast, secure, and reliable IP communications for airline passengers, crew, and operations personnel.”

The ADMM is unique in that it provides the means to support multiple-orbit, multi-band capability in a single LRU providing a faster time to market for Managed Service Providers (MSP), airlines, and Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) with the ultimate in flexibility.

ADMM can be installed in retrofit and OEM applications and includes up to two Satellite Communications (SATCOM) modems selected from multiple network providers to create unprecedented levels of reliability and configurability in an aerospace ModMan. The novel platform-basis of ADMM is flexible and features a modem agnostic design customizable to support satellite networking configurations based on operator preference. ADMM supports multi-orbit, multi-beam, and both Ku and Ka satellites to take advantage of nearly any satellite network.

ADMM continues Astronics long line of proven leadership in the industry, building on past generations of ModMan units. Astronics is the world's most widely deployed provider of inflight entertainment and connectivity hardware with over 5,000 aircraft flying today.

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About Astronics Corporation

Astronics Corporation (Nasdaq: ATRO) serves the world’s aerospace, defense, and other mission-critical industries with proven innovative technology solutions. Astronics works side-by-side with customers, integrating its array of power, connectivity, lighting, structures, interiors, and test technologies to solve complex challenges. For over 50 years, Astronics has delivered creative, customer-focused solutions with exceptional responsiveness. Today, global airframe manufacturers, airlines, military branches, completion centers, and Fortune 500 companies rely on the collaborative spirit and innovation of Astronics. The Company’s strategy is to increase its value by developing technologies and capabilities that provide innovative solutions to its targeted markets.

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