Sikorsky awards weapon pylon contract to CPI Aerostructures

CPI Aerostructures, Inc. (NYSE MKT: CVU) has been awarded a USD5.0 million contract to manufacture the weapon pylon for Sikorsky´s CH-148 Cyclone, the company said.

Sikorsky CH-148 Cyclone is a twin-engine, multi-role shipboard helicopter being manufactured by Sikorsky for the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF). CPI Aero will produce weapon pylons for 28 aircraft with deliveries through 2018.

A military variant of the Sikorsky S-92® helicopter, the CH-148 is designed for shipboard operations. The Cyclone is to be operated by the RCAF and will conduct anti-submarine warfare, surveillance, and search and rescue missions from Royal Canadian Navy warships.

CPI Aero is a US manufacturer of structural assemblies for fixed wing aircraft, helicopters and airborne Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance pod systems in both the commercial aerospace and national security markets.