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Honeywell Gets $25.3M to Supply F-16 Circuit Card Assemblies

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USAF F-16s over Iraq(click to view full) Honeywell International in Albuquerque, NM received a maximum $25.3 million firm-fixed price, sole-source, indefinite delivery/ indefinite quantity contract for aircraft circuit card assemblies for the US Air Force’s F-16 fighters. The date of performance completion is Aug. 16, 2014. There was originally 1 proposal solicited with 1 response received by the Defense Supply Center Richmond. The assemblies will be delivered to Ogden Air Logistics Center, Hill Air Force Base, in Utah (SPRHA4-09-D-0001). The assemblies are an upgrade replacement for ones currently in the F-16 Digital Flight Control Computer (DFLCC) box… Wikipedia provides the following explanation of a digital flight control system: A digital fly-by-wire flight control system is similar to its analog counterpart. However, the signal processing is done by digital computers and the pilot literally can “fly-via-computer”. This increases flexibility as the digital computers can receive input from any aircraft sensor. It also increases electronic stability, because the system is less dependent on the values of critical electrical components in an analog controller. The computers “read” position and force inputs from the pilot’s controls and aircraft sensors. They solve differential equations to determine the appropriate command signals that move the flight controls […]

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