: NOC ) to supply structural components and kits for the Outer Wing Panel (OWP) on the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) aircraft that will be manufactured for Japan. The E-2D Advanced Hawkeye is the U.S. Navy's primary AEW&C aircraft.
CPI Aero will be responsible for component source selection, supply chain management, delivery of kits, and will provide manufacturing engineering services to Northrop Grumman during the integration of the components into the OWP. The contract from Northrop Grumman is valued at between $25 million and $30 million.
The Pentagon announced on June 1, 2015, that the U.S. Department of State approved the sale of four Northrop Grumman E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft to Japan. The OWP will be a combination of new structural components and components that are common with the current OWP. CPI Aero has produced OWP kits for the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye and the C-2A Greyhound aircraft since June 2008.
Douglas McCrosson, President and CEO of CPI Aero, stated, "We're honored to have been selected by Northrop Grumman for this very important and strategic international program. We believe that our supply chain management services are unique in that they are rooted in more than 35 years of aircraft assembly experience. It's satisfying to know that Northrop Grumman trusts CPI Aero to be a value-added teammate as they design and develop this capability for the E-2D."
Source: CPI Aerostructures, Inc.
Date: Jan 14, 2016