facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

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.

© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Most Popular
1
Tony Hayward: Kurdish oil sector open for business Tony Hayward: Kurdish oil sector open for business
2
Pay up, Gazprom tells Ukraine Pay up, Gazprom tells Ukraine
3
Rheinmetall, KBR in joint venture bid for British defense entity
4
Creator of 'Honey Badger Don't Care' brand sues for trademark infringement Creator of 'Honey Badger Don't Care' brand sues for trademark infringement
5
Starbucks testing smaller Frappuccinos Starbucks testing smaller Frappuccinos
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback