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Communications & Power Industries Receives $5.6 Million Antenna Contract

PALO ALTO, Calif., Jan. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Malibu Division of Communications & Power Industries, Inc. (CPI), a leading provider of microwave, radio frequency, power and control solutions for critical defense, communications, medical, scientific and other applications, has been awarded a $5.6 million contract for telemetry antenna systems. CPI is a subsidiary of CPI International, Inc. (Nasdaq: CPII).

The four-year, firm fixed-price contract was awarded by the U.S. Air Force, 96th Communication Group at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. CPI's Malibu Division has received approximately $1.7 million in initial funding for the 2008 activities under this contract.

CPI's Malibu Division will supply 5.0-meter and 7.3-meter telemetry antenna systems that utilize some existing antenna components from Eglin Air Force Base. The significantly upgraded systems will be configured with the Malibu Division's advanced Antenna Control Unit and fiber-optic control systems. Additionally, the radio frequency architecture will be enhanced to support iNET (Integrated Network Enhanced Telemetry), modernizing some of Eglin Air Force Base's 30 year-old telemetry antenna systems to meet the future requirements of its test range.

In August 2007, CPI acquired Malibu Research Associates, Inc., a leader in the design, manufacture and integration of advanced antenna systems for radar, radar simulators and telemetry systems. Malibu Research Associates is now the Malibu Division of CPI.

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 and transmit 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; 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.

SOURCE CPI International, Inc. - 01/10/2008

CONTACT:
investors, Amanda Mogin of CPI International, Inc.,
+1-650-846-3998, amanda.mogin@cpii.com
Web site: http://www.cpii.com

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