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CPI Aero contracted for engine nose cowls

EDGEWOOD, N.Y., Jan. 9 (UPI) -- The U.S. Air Force has contracted CPI Aerostructures Inc. for the delivery of the company's engine nose cowl assembly technologies.

New York-based CPI Aero announced it was awarded a $509,000 contract from the Air Force. Under the deal, CPI Aero will deliver three of its engine nose cowl assemblies for use in the E-3A Airborne Early Warning aircraft.

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NATO and the United States fly the Boeing-made E-3A aircraft equipped with CPI Aero's engine nose cowl assemblies for surveillance, command, control and communications missions along with threat detection operations.

"This new award represents the fourth follow-on order we have received for this assembly, bringing the total number of cowls ordered to 28, which is a testament to the quality of work that we have performed and the continuing importance of the E-3A Airborne Early Warning program," Edward Fred, CPI Aero chief executive officer and president, said in a statement.

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