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Kettering company lands $9.5M F-16 contract

A Kettering manufacturer has captured a $9.5 million Air Force contract for F-16 work.

Starwin Industries LLC has been awarded a $9,554,000 firm-fixed price indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for F-16 Bugeye radomes, a device that strengthens the performance of “active electronically scanned array” (AESA) radars on F-16s.

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This contract provides for the supply of both left and right Bugeye radomes for the F-16 aircraft, the Department of Defense said Wednesday.

Work will be performed in Kettering and is expected to be complete by Jan. 28, 2026.

This award is the result of a competitive acquisition, two solicitations mailed and two offers received, the Defense Department said.

The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, F-16 Division at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, is the contracting activity.

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