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CPI Aero winging it with new $48M Boeing contract

By GREGORY ZELLER // A fresh $48 million deal will keep a longtime Long Island defense contractor flying Boeing’s friendly skies for the foreseeable future. Edgewood-based CPI Aerostructures on Thursday announced it has inked an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract with a “maximum ceiling value” of $48 million with Chicago-based aerospace giant Boeing. Building on a decade-plus of support for Boeing’s workhorse A-10 Thunderbolt II fighter planes, the new IDIQ deal will see CPI Aero manufacturing…


Telephonics Corp. soars with $23M Chinook deal

A Farmingdale-based manufacturer has landed a $23.3 million deal centered on the U.S. Army’s ionic Chinook helicopters. Communications ace Telephonics Corp. announced this week a three-year contract with the Defense Logistics Agency to provide weapons-systems communication equipment for CH-47 Chinook helicopters. Work under the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract is slated to be complete by July 2020, according to the contract. Telephonics, a wholly owned subsidiary of New York City-based Griffon Corp., offers surveillance, communications and integration analysis…


M3 Technology and the chain of command

By GREGORY ZELLER // Every business owner understands the supply-and-demand principle. The successful ones understand supply is a demand of its own. It’s a common concern for major manufacturers, according to Michael Caton, vice president of operations at Bellport-based M3 Technology: The bigger they are, the harder it is to keep supply lines moving. “Boeing and Lockheed Martin are very good at what they do – large-scale production, running assembly lines,” Caton said. “But they’re…


GAO confirms bomber deal for Northrop Grumman

The General Accounting Office has sealed the deal: Northrop Grumman will build the nation’s next long-range bomber. Boeing and Lockheed Martin, which lost the initial bid last year and appealed, should move on, the GAO ruled on Tuesday. Although the firms can still pursue the matter in court, and may. No surprise if they do: The contract is worth at least $80 billion and maybe $100 million or more, depending on how the Pentagon jiggers…


Northrop Grumman out-guns rivals for B-3 contract

Northrop Grumman won the contract to build the Air Force’s next-generation Long Range Strike Bomber, beating out a rival bid from a partnership between Lockheed Martin and Boeing. While it’s too soon to start gearing up local assembly lines, several Long Island defense firms said privately they expect to see future work from the contract, which will likely extend for a decade or more. And Jamie Moore, president of Hauppauge-based ADDAPT, an alliance of technology…