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Communications & Power Industries Delivers Dual-Mode Shipboard Data Links to European Defense Organization

PALO ALTO, Calif. - September 10, 2014 - The Malibu Division of Communications & Power Industries LLC (CPI) recently has delivered its fifth shipboard data link with satellite communications (satcom) and line-of-sight (LOS) communications capabilities to a European defense organization. This delivery marks a milestone in a multi-year, multi-system program for CPI Malibu Division that required the development of reliable cutting-edge technology capable of operating under challenging nautical conditions.

The dual-mode Ku-band data links have been installed onboard ships for a European defense organization. The versatile ships are designed for littoral combat and offshore patrol and will support a wide range of missions, such as anti-submarine warfare (ASW), mine countermeasures (MCM) and sonobuoy monitoring. The combination of satcom connectivity and LOS communications capabilities will enable ship-to-ship, ship-to-helicopter and ship-to-satellite communications using a single system.

"CPI Malibu Division's dual-mode shipboard data links provide global defense organizations with unparalleled connectivity, both in satcom and LOS communications, within a single system with integrated state-of-the-art auto-stabilizing capabilities. This smaller footprint is of tremendous value for offshore patrol and littoral combat ships, which require greater functionality while reducing onboard weight and maintenance requirements. CPI Malibu Division is proud to help meet the evolving demands of allied navies worldwide," said Steve Lonngren, president of CPI Malibu Division.

About Communications & Power Industries LLC

Communications & Power Industries LLC, headquartered in Palo Alto, California, is a subsidiary of CPI International Holding Corp. and CPI International, Inc. and a leading provider of microwave, radio frequency, power and control solutions for critical defense, communications, medical, scientific and other applications. Communications & Power Industries LLC 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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Amanda Mogin, Communications & Power Industries, investor relations, 650.846.3998,