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CPI Aerostructures signs $8.2M contract with Sikorsky

A U.S. Army Black Hawk helicopter, Oct 30,

A U.S. Army Black Hawk helicopter, Oct 30, 2007. CPI Aerostructures Inc. said Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, it has signed a contract to supply gunner window assemblies for UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters. Credit: AP / Marko Drobnjakovic

CPI Aerostructures Inc., an Edgewood-based defense contractor, said Wednesday that it has signed a five-year contract worth up to $8.2 million to supply gunner window assemblies for UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters.

The agreement with Lockheed Martin subsidiary Sikorsky goes into effect in 2018. The windows, which are located behind the pilot’s seat on the sides of the helicopter, slide open for machine gun operators’ use.

The contract is at least the second time CPI has landed a deal supplying parts for the Black Hawk in recent months. In July, CPI signed a five-year agreement with Sikorsky to sell the Connecticut-based aircraft manufacturer fuel panel assemblies for the helicopter.

CPI has delivered more than 2,400 window sections to Sikorsky since 2010.

“We are honored that Sikorsky has again selected CPI Aero to manufacture an important component that is critical to fulfilling a key mission of this extremely effective and versatile aircraft,” Douglas J. McCrosson, president and chief executive of CPI Aero said in a statement.

Shares of CPI Aero rose 3.5 percent to close at $9 Wednesday on the New York Stock Exchange.

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