January 31, 2018

$324M fuze order bulks Kaman's backlog

PHOTO | Kaman Corp.
PHOTO | Kaman Corp.
A programmable Kaman bomb fuze

Kaman Corp. has received a fresh $324 million U.S. Air Force order for bomb fuzes, enough backlog to keep the Bloomfield aeroparts maker's two American fuze plants humming for the next four years.

Kaman CEO Neal J. Keating said Wednesday the order is its largest since it began making the joint programmable fuzes needed to arm U.S. and allied warplane bombloads in 2002.

Deliveries under the latest order are expected to begin in 2019 and run through 2022, lifting its order book and backlog to about $500 million, Keating said.

Fuzes are made at Kaman's plants in Middletown, Conn., and Orlando, Fla.

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