US: Communications & Power Industries LLC (CPI) has received an order totaling USD 6 million from Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control for tactical common data links. These Ku-band tactical common data links (TCDLs) are being installed on the AH-64E Guardian variant of the Apache helicopter to support US warfighters. This initial order represents the first tranche of a full-rate production programme that is expected to continue for at least 10 years. Work on this programme will be completed at CPI Malibu Division in Camarillo, US. The Apache helicopter is one of the most advanced multi-role combat helicopters used by the US Army and more than a dozen allied nations.
"CPI Malibu Division supports Lockheed Martin's mission to protect US and allied warfighters, and we are honored to partner with them on the Apache programme. We are proud of the vital role our core TCDL products play in supporting our military around the world," said Steve Lonngren, President of CPI Malibu Division.