CPI Aerostructures Awarded Additional $12.5 Million by Raytheon for Next Generation Jammer Mid-Band
EDGEWOOD, N.Y. — CPI Aerostructures Inc. announced in an Aug. 30 release that Raytheon Co. has awarded CPI Aero modified purchase orders totaling $12.5 million related to the engineering and manufacturing development (EMD) phase of the Next-Generation Jammer Mid-Band (NGJ-MB).
Previously, Raytheon awarded CPI Aero a $4 million contract for pod structural housings in July 2016 and a $2.7 million contract in September 2016 to manufacture air management system door and duct assemblies that are installed within the pod housing. The contract modifications announced today, which increase the total value to CPI Aero for the EMD phase to more than $19 million, are for work scope changes associated with these earlier contracts, including additional systems integration efforts that will be performed during CPI Aero’s build-up of the pod assembly. CPI Aero expects to complete its work for the EMD phase systems in late 2019.
In 2016, the U.S. Navy awarded Raytheon a $1 billion NGJ-MB Engineering and Manufacturing Development contract. The capability will augment, and eventually replace the ALQ-99 system on the U.S. Navy’s EA-18G Growler carrier-based electronic warfare aircraft. There are two pods per EA-18G aircraft. CPI Aero estimates that the total value to CPI Aero of the NGJ-MB production phase could be in excess of an additional $150 million through 2030.
“We are honored that Raytheon, one of the leading aerospace and defense companies in the world, has recognized the value added by our team to date toward the success of the NGJ-MB pod program,” said Douglas J. McCrosson, president and chief executive officer of CPI Aero. “Raytheon has done a tremendous job of embracing key suppliers such as CPI Aero within the integrated product team, and we are proud to play an important role in transferring this critical electronic warfare capability from development into the hands of our warfighters.”