CPI lands contract for Growler pods

Edgewood-based CPI Aerostructures has been awarded a $2.7 million contract to work on door and duct assemblies on the pods that house electronics on the U.S. Navy’s EA-18G Growler aircraft, used to jam enemy radar and communications, the company announced.

The contract was awarded by Raytheon Co., which received a $1 billion sole source contract from the U.S. Navy in April to produce the jamming pods for 135 Growlers, which are carrier-based electronic warfare aircraft.

“This contract award recognizes our technical skill and experience,” Douglas J. McCrosson, president and CEO of CPI Aero, said. “We are very proud to strengthen our relationship with Raytheon and to contribute further to a program that will be vital to our national security.”