Kaman Announces $8.5 M Joint Programmable Fuze Order
Kaman Corporation announced today that its Aerospace segment has been awarded a contract modification in the amount of $8.5 million for the procurement of Joint Programmable Fuzes (JPF). The award is a follow-on order raising the total under Option 11 of Kaman’s JPF contract with the U.S. Air Force (USAF) to approximately $50.4 million. Delivery of fuzes under Option 11 is anticipated to occur in 2015 and 2016.
"This order further solidifies the outlook for our largest single program with a backlog of $117 million that extends into 2016. The order demonstrates the USAF's continued fuzing requirements and commitment to the program," stated Kaman Aerospace Group President, Greg Steiner.
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Kaman has been the sole provider of the JPF to the USAF since 2002. In addition to the USAF, Kaman provides the JPF to twenty-six other nations. The JPF allows the settings of a weapon to be programmed on wing in flight and is the current bomb fuze of choice of the USAF. The JPF is used with a number of weapons including general purpose bombs, and guided bombs that use JDAM or Paveway kits, on U.S. aircraft such as F-15, F-16, F-22, A-10, B-1, B-2, B-52 and the MQ-9 UAV as well as on international aircraft such as Mirage 3 and Gripen. Kaman produces the JPF at facilities in Orlando, Florida and Middletown, Connecticut.
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