CPI Aero bags F-16V structural assemblies contract from Lockheed Martin

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CPI Aerostructures (CPI Aero) has won a $2.7 million order from Lockheed Martin for manufacturing structural assemblies for the F-16V aircraft.

The order funds additional numbers of Rudder Island and Drag Chute Canister (RI/DCC) assemblies for the advanced fourth generation fighter.

According to CPI Aero, RI/DCC is a large structural sub-assembly which is installed on the tail part of the aircraft.

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CPI Aero said that the order takes the total funding authorized so far on the multi-year contract from Lockheed Martin to $20.6 million.

CPI Aero wins contract from Lockheed Martin to manufacture F-16V structural assemblies

CPI Aero wins contract from Lockheed Martin to manufacture F-16V structural assemblies. Photo courtesy of Coolcaesar at en.wikipedia.

Deliveries on the follow-on order are likely to commence during Q4 2023 and continue up to mid-2024, said the American manufacturer of structural assemblies for fixed wing aircraft.

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Dorith Hakim — CPI Aero CEO and President said: “CPI Aero is proud to be part of the F-16 Program. There are over 25 Allied Partner Nation operating the F-16, and Lockheed Martin and the USAF continue to see interest in the F-16V from countries looking to operate it for the first time.

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“We are excited to see Lockheed Martin demonstrate, with these additional orders, its continued confidence in CPI Aero to manufacture new structural assemblies that meet or exceed its exacting standards.”

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