1-Aug-2014 Source: CPI International
Communications & Power Industries LLC (CPI) has received an order totaling $6 million from Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control for tactical common data links. These Ku-band tactical common data links (TCDLs) are being installed on the AH-64E Guardian variant of the Apache helicopter to support U.S. warfighters.
This initial order represents the first tranche of a full-rate production program that is expected to continue for at least 10 years. Work on this program will be completed at CPI Malibu Division in Camarillo, Calif. The Apache helicopter is one of the most advanced multi-role combat helicopters used by the U.S. Army and more than a dozen allied nations.
“CPI Malibu Division supports Lockheed Martin’s mission to protect U.S. and allied warfighters, and we are honored to partner with them on the Apache program. We are proud of the vital role our core TCDL products play in supporting our military around the world,” said Steve Lonngren, president of CPI Malibu Division.
About Communications & Power Industries LLC
Communications & Power Industries LLC, headquartered in Palo Alto, California, is a subsidiary of CPI International Holding Corp. and CPI International, Inc. and a leading provider of microwave, radio frequency, power and control solutions for critical defense, communications, medical, scientific and other applications. Communications & Power Industries LLC develops, manufactures and distributes products used to generate, amplify, transmit and receive high-power/high-frequency microwave and radio frequency signals and/or provide power and control for various applications. End-use applications of these systems include the transmission of radar signals for navigation and location; transmission of deception signals for electronic countermeasures; transmission and amplification of voice, data and video signals for broadcasting, Internet and other types of commercial and military communications; providing power and control for medical diagnostic imaging; and generating microwave energy for radiation therapy in the treatment of cancer and for various industrial and scientific applications.