Hughey & Phillips (H&P), a global leader in the airfield and obstruction lighting industry, recently announced a new award from the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) Lakehurst in support of the U.S. Navy’s Expeditionary Airfield (EAF) program.
The five-year IDIQ contract has options totaling $37 million. The contract is estimated to create about 20 jobs initially in Florida and Urbana, Ohio, with the potential to add up to 50 jobs.
This contract was awarded for an advanced lighting system that H&P co-developed with NAWCAD Lakehurst. It provides NVD compatible Approach and Runway Lighting Systems. The mission of the EAF Program is to provide the Marine Corps with the equipment necessary to support the rapid deployment and establishment of self-sustaining airfields in austere, expeditionary operating environments with a minimum of infrastructure. This new innovative system, which has been in development at our Coral Springs facility over the last three years, utilizes H&P’s leading-edge designs. This new EAF systems align with the latest FAA and ICAO approved configurations for Category 1 Instructional Flight Rules (IFR) meteorological conditions and AN/AVS-9 Class B and C Night Vision Devices.
“Our customers have come to rely on H&P to provide the next generation of cutting-edge LED airfield lighting solutions. We are excited to be chosen by the Navy as their supplier for this critical NVD compatible airfield solution. Our efforts in the last three years on R&D with the Navy have resulted in getting them a solution that will support the EAF mission” said Frank Cassandra, Vice President of H&P.
About Hughey & Phillips
Hughey & Phillips is a global leader in the design and manufacturing of airfield and obstruction lighting technology. The company engineers and designs a complete line of lighting technology solutions that provide illumination for airfield approach and guidance systems, radio and communication towers; wind turbines; buildings; smokestacks; bridges; and other obstructions to aerial navigation. H&P offers complete solutions comprised of power and lighting systems designed and manufactured by H&P in the USA. The company has a full engineering staff providing complete support and design in optical, electrical and mechanical disciplines to customize any of our products to fit our customers’ unique needs. To learn more, visit www.hugheyandphillips.com.