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Solid-State Amplifiers From Communications & Power Industries Continue to Power SWE-DISH Satellite Terminals

PALO ALTO, Calif., Nov 02, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Building on its successful, long-term relationship with the Swedish subsidiary (formerly SWE-DISH Satellite Systems) of Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL), Communications & Power Industries, Inc. (CPI) continues to support the SWE-DISH CommuniCase(R) Technology (CCT) and SWE-DISH IPT Suitcase(R) product lines. Recently, CPI was awarded five orders totaling $2.7 million to provide high-power, solid-state amplifiers to be delivered by early 2010 for these small, broadband satellite communication terminals. 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.


CommuniCase Technology is based on a common modular architecture, enabling users to easily switch out and plug in standard modems, amplifiers and other transmission and auxiliary components to create more than 450 different configurations. This interchangeability provides users with a cost-effective and very high degree of operational flexibility. The innovative CCT architecture relies on a uniquely packaged transceiver that carries CPI's solid-state microwave power amplifier. This high-power amplifier incorporates several novel design features that allow it to meet the exacting and high performance requirements of CommuniCase Technology within a highly customized envelope.

The IPT Suitcase is the smallest broadband satellite terminal in the world and is used for the transmission of video, data and voice content via satellite from remote or temporary sites anywhere in the world.

Work on the contract will be completed at CPI's Communications & Medical Products Division in Georgetown, Ontario.

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.

Certain statements included above constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Forward-looking statements provide our current expectations, beliefs or forecasts of future events. Forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual events or results to differ materially from the results projected, expected or implied by these forward-looking statements. These factors include, but are not limited to, competition in our end markets; the impact of a general slowdown in the global economy; our significant amount of debt; changes or reductions in the U.S. defense budget; currency fluctuations; U.S. government contracts laws and regulations; changes in technology; the impact of unexpected costs; and inability to obtain raw materials and components. These and other risks are described in more detail in our periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. As a result of these uncertainties, you should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. All future written and oral forward-looking statements attributable to us or any person acting on our behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by the cautionary statements contained or referred to in this section. New risks and uncertainties arise from time to time, and it is impossible for us to predict these events or how they may affect us. We undertake no duty or obligation to publicly revise any forward-looking statement to reflect circumstances or events occurring after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events or changes in our expectations.

SOURCE CPI International, Inc.

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