November 28, 2017

Kaman lands $85M bomb-fuze order

PHOTO | Kaman Corp.
PHOTO | Kaman Corp.
A programmable Kaman bomb fuze
PHOTO | HBJ File
The F-22 Raptor fighter jet.

Bloomfield aeroparts maker Kaman Corp. will supply about $85 million worth of additional warplane bomb fuzes to the U.S. Air Force and U.S. allies.

Kaman said Tuesday this was its aerospace division's first order under one of the option provisions of its longstanding joint programmable fuze contract that dates to 2002, and so far totals $768 million. Deliveries under this latest order will occur in 2018 and 2019, Kaman said.

Kaman produces fuzes at its facilities in Middletown, and in Orlando, Fla.

The U.S. and its allies rely on programmable fuzes to arm bombloads for their jet-fighter fleets, including the F-22 Raptor, F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, the F-16 Fighting Falcon and the B-52 Stratofortress.

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