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CPI Antenna Systems receives new contracts for UAV communications technology from Cubic Mission Solu

CPI Antenna Systems receives new contracts for UAV communications technology from Cubic Mission Solutions

The Antenna Systems Division (ASD) of Communications & Power Industries (CPI) has received multiple contract awards from Cubic Mission Solutions, a business division of Cubic Corporation. Cubic Mission Solutions provide networked Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) capabilities for defense, intelligence, security and commercial missions. Under these awards, CPI ASD will supply its HD-30T Ground Data Terminal for tracking unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) from the ground and enabling encrypted Ku-band communications using Cubic RF modems. CPI ASD will also provide airborne advanced tactical common data link (TCDL) antenna products, including the AT-20 two-axis Data Link Antenna. This low-weight, high-gain technology ensures reliable connectivity with UAVs operating above warfighters on the ground. The compact design of CPI ASD’s terminals provides maximum gain for their size and weight, which translates into an increased range of operation for the UAV and warfighters. Like all CPI ASD products for military applications, these advanced antennas are custom-developed on a proven product platform and are fully qualified to stringent military standards. They are manufactured at the CPI ASD’s Malibu facility in Camarillo, California. In the last decade, CPI has provided Cubic with ground-based advanced antenna products for tracking and communicating with UAVs. This long-term partnership helps provide U.S. and allied warfighters with real-time data streams that enable more informed decisions and actions. “CPI Antenna Systems Division maintains an R&D mindset and enjoys the challenge of innovative requirements,” said Steve Lonngren, senior vice president of the division. “Our core competence is taking an idea and articulating it into a deliverable system, working in close partnership with the customer throughout design and qualification. That approach has demonstrated value to Cubic as it continually adapts its programs in support of military requirements.”

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