Northrup-Grumman picks CPI Aero for Hawkeye wings
by CanadianManufacturing.com Staff
$17-billion E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft program replaces its E-2C predecessor, which has been in service since 1973.
EDGEWOOD, N.Y.—CPI Aerostructures, Inc. has received a $9.6-million authorization to start producing additional outer wing panel (OWP) kits for Northrop Grumman Corp.
The kits are used in the manufacture of complete wings for the $17-billion E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft program.
This modifies new money for CPI Aero, which has been producing OWP kits for the E-2D and the C-2A aircraft since June 2008. CPI Aero has received firm orders and advanced funding for OWP kits totaling approximately $46.3 million.
The E-2D Advanced Hawkeye is a carrier-capable “mini-AWACS” aircraft is a communications, surveillance and radar platform that replaces its E-2C predecessor, which has been in service since 1973.
Northrop Grumman is a global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions in aerospace, electronics, information systems, and technical services to government and commercial customers worldwide.
CPI Aero makes structural aircraft parts for leading prime defense contractors, the U.S. Air Force, and other branches of the armed forces.