Communications & Power Industries LLC (CPI) said it recently received an order totaling $6 million from Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control [LMT] for tactical common data links for the AH-64E Guardian Apache helicopter.

AH-64E Apache Guardian Photo: U.S. Army
AH-64E Apache Guardian
Photo: U.S. Army

The Ku-band tactical common data links (TCDLs) are being installed on the AH-64E Apache helicopters, produced by Boeing [BA], to support U.S. warfighters.

This initial order represents the first tranche of a full-rate production program that is expected to continue for at least 10 years.

The work on this program will be completed at CPI Malibu Division. in Camarillo, Calif.

“CPI Malibu Division supports Lockheed Martin’s mission to protect U.S. and allied warfighters, and we are honored to partner with them on the Apache program,” said Steve Lonngren, president of CPI Malibu Division. We are proud of the vital role our core TCDL products play in supporting our military around the world.”