CPI Aero Announces $9.6 Million In New Funding For Wing Kits From Northrop Grumman Corporation

CPI Aerostructures, Inc. (“CPI Aero®”) (NYSE MKT: CVU) has received a $9.6 million modification to a previously announced purchase order from Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) authorizing the start of production of additional Outer Wing Panel (OWP) kits. The kits are for use in the manufacture of complete wings for the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye. This modification supports the E-2D program full-rate production lot 1.

This modification provides new E-2D Advanced Hawkeye funding for CPI Aero. CPI Aero has been producing OWP kits for the E-2D and the C-2A aircraft since June 2008. CPI Aero has received firm orders and advanced funding for OWP kits totaling approximately $46.3 million.

About Northrop Grumman Corporation

Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions in aerospace, electronics, information systems, and technical services to government and commercial customers worldwide.

About CPI Aero

CPI Aero is engaged in the contract production of structural aircraft parts for leading prime defense contractors, the U.S. Air Force, and other branches of the armed forces. CPI Aero also acts as a subcontractor to prime aircraft manufacturers in the production of commercial aircraft parts. In conjunction with its assembly operations, CPI Aero provides engineering, technical and program management services. Among the key programs that CPI Aero supplies are the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye surveillance aircraft, the A-10 Thunderbolt attack jet, the Gulfstream G650, the UH-60 BLACK HAWK helicopter, the S-92® helicopter, the MH-60S mine countermeasure helicopter, AH-1Z ZULU attack helicopter, the HondaJet-Advanced Light Jet, the MH-53 and CH-53 variant helicopters, the C-5A Galaxy cargo jet, and the E-3 Sentry AWACS jet. CPI Aero is included in the Russell 2000 ® Index.

The above statements include forward looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, which are described from time to time in CPI Aero’s SEC reports, including CPI Aero’s Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011 and Forms 10-Q for the quarters ended March 31, 2012 and June 30, 2012.

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