Astronics Test Systems Honored with Military & Aerospace Electronics’ 2018 Platinum Innovators Award

The award winning new product, the ATS-6100 Wire Fault Tester, will be featured at the Defense Maintenance and Logistics Exhibition

EAST AURORA, NY, December 17, 2018Astronics Corporation (Nasdaq: ATRO), a leading provider of advanced technologies for the global aerospace, defense, and semiconductor industries, announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary Astronics Test Systems received an Innovators Award for its ATS-6100 WFT (Wire Fault Tester) from Military & Aerospace Electronics Magazine. The judging panel consisted of a group of senior, expert professionals in the field of military & aerospace technology.

The ATS-6100 WFT detects and locates hard and soft faults in wiring and insulation in high-reliability equipment.

The ATS-6100 WFT detects and locates hard and soft faults in wiring and insulation in high-reliability equipment.

Introduced in September 2018, the ATS-6100 WFT received platinum level honors in the test equipment category. Combining patented low energy, high voltage (LEHV) and spread spectrum time domain reflectometer (SSTDR) technologies, it safely and precisely locates both hard and soft faults in wiring and insulation. The Windows-based tablet platform helps prevent catastrophic failure and unnecessary replacement of aging equipment for both military and commercial applications.

This is Astronics’ second Platinum Innovators Award from Military & Aerospace Electronics; the CTS-6010 Tactical Radio Test Set received a 2017 award.

“We’re honored to be recognized for the second year in a row with a Platinum Innovators Award from Military & Aerospace Electronics,” commented Brian Price, Executive Vice President of Astronics Test Systems. “I congratulate our team on another phenomenal product as we continue to protect lives through optimal performance of mission-critical equipment.”

Alan Bergstein, publisher of Military & Aerospace Electronics said, “This prestigious program allows Military & Aerospace Electronics to celebrate and recognize the most innovative products and services in the military electronics industry. Our 2018 honorees are outstanding examples of companies who are making an impact." 

The Innovators Awards are judged based on the following criteria:

  • Innovation 
  • Value to the user 
  • Sustainability
  • Meeting a defined need 
  • Collaboration 
  • Impact 

The 2018 Military & Aerospace Electronics Innovators Awards honorees are featured in the December issue of Military & Aerospace Electronics magazine as well as on

Astronics Test Systems will demonstrate the ATS-6100 WFT in booth 205 at the Defense Maintenance and Logistics Exhibition this week in Tampa, Florida. Astronics will also demonstrate its radio test solutions and VIPER/T system.  For complete ATS-6100 WFT product details, to view the solution sheet, or to request a quote, please visit

Astronics Test Systems leverages nearly 60 years of experience to offer automatic test expertise to electronics manufacturers in the aerospace, military, medical, space, mass transit, and automotive industries. Astronics’ test solutions ensure the world’s most advanced electronic products perform as designed, every time.

About Military & Aerospace Electronics

Published since 1990, Military & Aerospace Electronics delivers time-sensitive news, in-depth analyses, case studies, and real-world applications of new products, industry opinion, and the latest trends in the use of mil-spec, rugged, and commercial of-the-shelf components. The Military & Aerospace Electronics brand includes the magazine, website, email newsletters, and webcasts.


Astronics Corporation (Nasdaq: ATRO) serves the world’s aerospace and defense 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. For 50 years, Astronics has delivered creative, customer-focused solutions with exceptional responsiveness. Today, global airframe manufacturers, airlines, military branches, completion centers, and Fortune 500 companies rely on the collaborative spirit and innovation of Astronics.

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