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Kaman receives $35M bomb fuse order

Jan. 16, 2013 at 2:36 PM   |   Comments

BLOOMFIELD, Conn., Jan. 16 (UPI) -- The Kaman Corp. of Connecticut has received a $35.5 million purchase order for bomb fuses from an unidentified customer.

The number of Joint Programmable Fuses to be supplied in the commercial order was also not disclosed. Kaman, however, said the fuses would be delivered to the customer this year and next.

"This order is an endorsement of the functionality and reliability of the JPF and we are pleased to expand the relationship with our current customer base," said Kaman Aerospace Group President, Greg Steiner.

Kaman's Joint Programmable Fuse allows the weapon to be programmed for detonation on-wing and in-flight. It's used by the U.S. Air Force and by the militaries of 23 other countries.

Among the aircraft that carry JPF-equipped bombs -- both guided and unguided ordnance -- are U.S. F-15s, F-16s, F-22s, A-10s, B-1s, B-2s, B-52s and MQ-9 unmanned aerial vehicles. Foreign aircraft include the Mirage 3 from France and the Gripen by Saab of Sweden.

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