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Communications & Power Industries to Provide Solid-State Power Amplifiers for Next Generation of SWE-DISH Satellite Terminals

PALO ALTO, Calif., April 29, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Communications & Power Industries, Inc. (CPI) has been awarded a three-year contract to supply high-power, solid-state power amplifiers to SWE-DISH Satellite Systems, a DataPath company, for use in the SWE-DISH IPT Suitcase(R) and SWE-DISH CommuniCase(R) Technology (CCT) product lines. The value of the contract could total several million dollars to CPI. CPI, a subsidiary of CPI International, Inc. (Nasdaq: CPII), is a leading provider of microwave, radio frequency, power and control solutions for critical defense, communications, medical, scientific and other applications.

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CPI has provided solid-state amplifiers to support the SWE-DISH IPT Suitcase small, satellite terminals since 2006. The IPT Suitcase is the smallest broadband satellite terminal in the world and is used for the transmission of video, data and voice content via satellite from remote or temporary sites anywhere in the world. SWE-DISH CommuniCase Technology is an innovative common modular system architecture for the next generation of satellite terminals, making them faster, interchangeable and more affordable. All CCT products feature a set of different modules, including plug-in modems, antenna units, control units and transceiver units, which can be replaced in the field.

"CPI's high-performance, high-power solid-state amplifiers readily and consistently achieve the demanding reliability requirements of our SWE-DISH IPT Suitcase satellite terminals as well as our new SWE-DISH CCT products," said Lars Jehrlander, chief executive officer of SWE-DISH. "The solid-state amplifiers that CPI has delivered over the past several years have performed extremely well for us and have contributed to the success of our products."

Work on the contract will be completed at CPI's Communications & Medical Products Division in Georgetown, Ontario.

About CPI International, Inc.

CPI International, Inc., headquartered in Palo Alto, California, is the parent company of Communications & Power Industries, Inc., a leading provider of microwave, radio frequency, power and control solutions for critical defense, communications, medical, scientific and other applications. Communications & Power Industries, Inc. develops, manufactures and distributes products used to generate, amplify, transmit and receive high-power/high-frequency microwave and radio frequency signals and/or provide power and control for various applications. End-use applications of these systems include the transmission of radar signals for navigation and location; transmission of deception signals for electronic countermeasures; transmission and amplification of voice, data and video signals for broadcasting, Internet and other types of commercial and military communications; providing power and control for medical diagnostic imaging; and generating microwave energy for radiation therapy in the treatment of cancer and for various industrial and scientific applications.

Certain statements included above constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Forward-looking statements provide our current expectations, beliefs or forecasts of future events. Forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual events or results to differ materially from the results projected, expected or implied by these forward-looking statements. These factors include, but are not limited to, competition in our end markets; the impact of a general slowdown in the global economy; our significant amount of debt; changes or reductions in the U.S. defense budget; currency fluctuations; U.S. government contracts laws and regulations; changes in technology; the impact of unexpected costs; and inability to obtain raw materials and components. These and other risks are described in more detail in our periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. As a result of these uncertainties, you should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. All future written and oral forward-looking statements attributable to us or any person acting on our behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by the cautionary statements contained or referred to in this section. New risks and uncertainties arise from time to time, and it is impossible for us to predict these events or how they may affect us. We undertake no duty or obligation to publicly revise any forward-looking statement to reflect circumstances or events occurring after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events or changes in our expectations.

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