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Communications & Power Industries Awarded $3 Million From DataPath to Support Upgrade to U.S. Army WIN-T Military Communications Program

PALO ALTO, Calif., April 28, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Communications & Power Industries, Inc. (CPI) has received an approximately $3 million award from DataPath, Inc., to support an upgrade to existing communications terminals used for the U.S. Army's Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (WIN-T) military satellite communications (satcom) program. With this latest contract, CPI has recently received more than $4 million in total awards from DataPath to support this upgrade project for the larger WIN-T Increment One program. CPI, a subsidiary of CPI International, Inc. (Nasdaq: CPII), is a leading provider of microwave, radio frequency, power and control solutions for critical defense, communications, medical, scientific and other applications.


Under this contract, CPI will supply Ka-band, high-power satellite communications amplifiers to upgrade DataPath's existing Unit Hub SATCOM Truck (UHST) terminals used for the WIN-T program. These terminals were originally configured solely for Ku-band communications. Adding Ka-band communications capabilities will allow the terminals to utilize the recently launched Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) system; the WGS system increases the high-bandwidth communications capacity available to support U.S. military operations worldwide.

WIN-T Increment One UHST terminals transmit voice, data and imagery via satellite, airborne and terrestrial communications systems, enabling warfighters in the field to access the Department of Defense's main information-sharing network. These terminals also allow warfighters to use advanced network capabilities and keep in step with the next increments of the WIN-T program.

CPI has participated in various iterations of the WIN-T program since fiscal 2006, receiving approximately $40 million in orders, of which approximately $17 million remained in order backlog as of April 3, 2009. CPI expects to receive an additional $10 million to $20 million in orders for the WIN-T program in the next couple of years.

About CPI International, Inc.

CPI International, Inc., headquartered in Palo Alto, California, is the parent company of Communications & Power Industries, Inc., a leading provider of microwave, radio frequency, power and control solutions for critical defense, communications, medical, scientific and other applications. Communications & Power Industries, Inc. develops, manufactures and distributes products used to generate, amplify, transmit and receive high-power/high-frequency microwave and radio frequency signals and/or provide power and control for various applications. End-use applications of these systems include the transmission of radar signals for navigation and location; transmission of deception signals for electronic countermeasures; transmission and amplification of voice, data and video signals for broadcasting, Internet and other types of commercial and military communications; providing power and control for medical diagnostic imaging; and generating microwave energy for radiation therapy in the treatment of cancer and for various industrial and scientific applications.

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SOURCE CPI International, Inc.

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