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CPI Aerostructures wins $2.7M contract for jammer housing

Aircraft parts are manufactured on the factory floor

Aircraft parts are manufactured on the factory floor at CPI Aerostructures, March 6, 2012. Credit: Jeremy Bales

CPI Aerostructures Inc., an Edgewood aerospace manufacturer, has won a contract worth about $2.7 million to work on pods that house electronics on the U.S. Navy’s EA-18G Growler aircraft to jam enemy radar and communications, the company announced Tuesday.

The contract was awarded by Raytheon Co., which received a $1 billion sole source contract from the U.S. Navy in April to produce the jamming pods for 135 Growlers, which are carrier-based electronic warfare aircraft.

CPI’s contract calls for the company to make air management system door and duct assemblies for the pods’ structural housing.

Shares of CPI edged down 1 cent to $6.48 in midday trading.

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