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CPI Aerostructures to deliver E-2D wing kits

28th February 2019 - 14:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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CPI Aerostructures has received a contract worth $8.1 million from Northrop Grumman to deliver outer wing panel kits used in the manufacture of complete wings for the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft, the company announced on 25 February 2019.

The order covers first year of multi-year potential contract valued up to $47.5 million. CPI Aero has produced outer wing panel kits for the aircraft since 2008.

The E-2D Advanced Hawkeye is the US Navy's carrier-based airborne early warning and control aircraft.

Douglas McCrosson, president and CEO of CPI Aero, said: ‘Exceptional programme execution, superior product quality and the ability to provide value to our customers lies at the heart of our ongoing ability to secure multiyear defence contracts with leading defence technology companies. We are pleased to have the opportunity to extend our long-standing partnership with Northrop Grumman for an additional six years as a key member of Team Hawkeye.’

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