PALO ALTO, Calif., 23 June 2009. Communications & Power Industries Inc. (CPI) won a roughly $1.7 million initial contract from Globecomm Systems Inc. to support a multinational defense organization. Under the contract, CPI will supply high-power, X-band communications amplifiers for new and upgraded satellite ground terminals.
CPI's high-power amplifiers will expand the capacity of existing terminals to operate in X-band frequencies, as well as in the design and development of new satellite ground terminals that also operate in X-band frequencies, says a representative.
CPI, a subsidiary of CPI International Inc., is a provider of microwave, radio frequency, power, and control solutions for critical defense, communications, medical, scientific, and other applications. Globecomm Systems provides satellite-based communications infrastructure solutions and services to commercial and government-related customers.
Work on the contract will be performed at CPI's Satcom Division, and shipments are scheduled to begin in fiscal 2009. The initial program is expected to result in a multi-year program for CPI, with potential follow-on contracts of up to $3.5 million over the next three years.