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Communications And Power Industries Awarded Contract Supporting US Navy's NMT Program

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Palo Alto CA (SPX) Jan 28, 2009
Communications and Power Industries has been selected by Raytheon and awarded an initial contract of more than $1 million to support the pre-production phase of the U.S. Navy's Multiband Terminal (NMT) program.

Through a competitive-bidding process, Raytheon Network Centric Systems selected CPI's high-power X-band SuperLinear traveling wave tube amplifier for the NMT military satellite communications (satcom) program. If all option years' production and spares are exercised, CPI expects the total cumulative value of the approximately four-year program to be in excess of $20 million.

Under a contract from the U.S. Navy, Raytheon Network Centric Systems developed and supports the NMT advanced satcom system, consisting of shipboard and shore-based communication terminals for the transformational communications component of the U.S. Navy's FORCEnet architecture. The

NMT solution, which is expected to provide the next generation of satcom systems, replacing several existing satcom systems, adds significant new maritime communications capability to ships, submarines and shore stations.

"We are delighted by Raytheon's selection of CPI high-power amplifiers to support such a critical military satcom program," said Joe Caldarelli, chief executive officer of CPI.

"CPI's high-power SuperLinear traveling wave tube amplifier provides exceptional power efficiency, extremely long life and advanced control and monitor capabilities while operating in a rugged environment, and we are proud to provide this advanced, state-of-the-art technology for the U.S. Navy's Multiband Terminals."

CPI's Satcom Division and Microwave Power Products Division will perform work on this contract. CPI expects to make the first shipments under this contract in the first half of fiscal 2009.

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