Pentagon contracts Kaman for programmable bomb fuzes

By James LaPorta  |  June 4, 2018 at 10:22 AM
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June 4 (UPI) -- The Defense Department has announced a modification to a U.S. Air Force contract with Kaman Precision Products for programmable bomb and missile fuzes.

The deal, announced Friday, will provide for the "delivery of Lot 14 joint programmable fuze or FMU- 52 and corresponding production, test and engineering support," the Pentagon said.

The modified contract between the Air Force and Kaman, out of Orlando, Fla., is valued at more than $69.3 million under the terms of a firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract and will benefit the countries of Qatar, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Nigeria, Indonesia, the United Arab Emirates, Taiwan, South Korea and the Netherlands.

The programmable fuze from Kaman Precision Products is a multi-function, hard and soft targeting fuze system developed for use by the U.S. Navy and Air Force, as well as NATO aircraft, according to a Kaman products fact sheet.

The fuze can be used in a variant of U.S. and NATO munitions, including both guided and unguided bombs.

Work on the contract will occur in Florida and Connecticut and is expected to be complete in June 2020.

The total cumulative value of the contract will be obligated to Kaman Precision Products at time of award from fiscal 2017 procurement funds.

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