CPI wins contract to provide radomes for US Navy

21 July 2015 (Last Updated July 21st, 2015 18:30)

Communications & Power Industries (CPI) has won $7.6m worth of contracts to provide radomes and associated services supporting an airborne electronic warfare (EW) system for the US Navy.

Communications & Power Industries (CPI) has won $7.6m worth of contracts to provide radomes and associated services supporting an airborne electronic warfare (EW) system for the US Navy.

The US military's Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Aviation in Philadelphia awarded the multi-year orders to the Radant Technologies division of CPI.

Work under the contract will be carried out by the company at its facility in Stow, Massachusetts, US. The company's Radant Technologies division has delivered radomes for the electronic warfare system for several years.

The recent order extends the company's work in the system until 2020.

"The radomes form an essential component of airborne EW systems, providing protection for the jamming hardware."

In August 2014, CPI's Radant was awarded orders totalling $5.6m to provide two different types of radomes for an airborne EW system.

The radomes form an essential component of airborne EW systems, providing protection for the jamming hardware.

The system is currently operational on aircraft, such as EA-18 Growler, C-130, Astor and RC-135.

Radant produces different types of radomes, including narrowband, broadband, and multiband, as well as solid-wall and sandwich construction (low or high-fineness ratio), fluted-core, low-observable, and frequency-selective radomes.

CPI develops, manufactures and distributes parts and subsystems used in the generation, amplification, transmission, and reception of microwave signals for a range of systems including radar, EW, and communications systems for military and commercial applications.

The DLA offers a range of logistics, acquisition and technical services to the US Army, US Marine Corps, US Navy, US Air Force, as well as other federal agencies and partner nation armed forces.