Aviation Lighting Company Gets $23M Contract With Air Force

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A solar aviation lighting company in Tilton has received a $23.5 million contract with the U.S. Air Force to upgrade airfield lighting systems, U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen said Monday.

Avlite will manufacture and deliver the lighting, which can be rapidly deployed for aircraft landings.

Each system contains portable solar LED airfield lighting for a 10,000-foot runway, and ground lighting.

“This funding will update airfield lighting systems to ensure aircraft can land quickly and safely for their missions in support of defense and humanitarian causes around the world,” Shaheen said in a statement.