Astronics Acquires Freedom Communication Technologies for $22 Million

Astronics Corporation, a provider of advanced technologies for global aerospace, defense, and other mission-critical industries, has announced the acquisition of Freedom Communication Technologies (FCT) for $22 Million in cash. FCT is a developer and manufacturer of communication test equipment for the land-based mobile radio test market providing innovative solutions to Long-Term Evolution (LTE) high-speed wireless communications customers globally.

FCT works in wireless communications testing, primarily for the civil land mobile radio market. The acquisition gives Astronics a stronger market position in the radio test arena, a strong brand for their offerings and a larger addressable market. FCT also provides an extensive range of capabilities, including automated radio testing and alignment, coverage mapping, and interference analysis.

Astronics Corporation 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.